We Can Help You Reach Your Best Smile
In more severe cases, Dr. Briggs may recommend surgical orthodontics in Austin, TX, to achieve a healthy and well-aligned smile.
Dr. Briggs will formulate a treatment plan, coordinate the necessary referral with the top local surgeons, and oversee the entire process to ensure you have a safe, comfortable experience.
When Do You Need Orthodontic Surgery?
Surgical orthodontics, also known as jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery, is typically needed when all skeletal growth is completed and your oral health, function, and/or appearance are affected.
These skeletal problems cannot be corrected through orthodontic treatment (tooth movement) alone and jaw surgery is often needed to correct abnormalities in the upper and lower jawbones.
These corrections can help:
- Restore jaw function to improve eating, speaking, chewing, or other routine activities
- Improve facial profile and harmony
- Enable the upper and lower teeth to bite properly
- Relieve sleep apnea by realigning the jaws and teeth to open up the airway
- Reduce the effects of grinding or excessive wearing of teeth
Improve Your Smile, Airway, & Jaw Function
Before your treatment, we will review the procedure with you and show you the details and long-term benefits of surgical orthodontics treatment.
We will make all appropriate referrals so you can feel comfortable with the plan and the care you will receive at our office. You can rest assured that our team will provide you with a comfortable, positive experience.
Dr. Briggs can tell you if surgical orthodontics is needed at your initial consultation. He can answer any questions you may have so that you can make the right decisions for the long-term health of your smile.
Less Time in Braces
At Austin Orthodontics, we use the latest technology, techniques, and materials to ensure that you achieve the best possible results.
Rather than having to wear braces the entire process, many jaw surgery patients at Austin Orthodontics begin the surgical orthodontics ‘set-up’ process with Clear Aligners for 9-12 months before surgery.
This combination approach decreases the total time spent in braces during and after surgery (typically only 6-8 weeks)!