Orthognathic Surgery

Braces_Girl_3.jpgJaw Surgery Information

Drs. Hull and Coleman are skilled orthodontic providers who specialize in a very wide area of oral therapies and treatments. They have offices conveniently located in Wesley Chapel and Arboretum area of Charlotte, North Carolina and serve the areas of Matthews, Weddington, Waxhaw, Indian Trail, Monroe, Mint Hill and Uptown Charlotte, North Carolina. Below you will find information regarding orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery.

What Is Orthognathic Surgery?

Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities, in addition to sleep apnea, snoring, protruding jaw, excessive wear on teeth, and TMJ pain. Orthognathic Surgery corrects these problems and, in coordination with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.

Orthodontic Treatment May Be Enough

Specializing in and using the latest in oral digital imaging technology, Drs. Hull & Coleman will demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods, and the overall efficacy of your surgery.

Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic care and treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this can sometimes be the case. Our doctors will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.

More About The Procedure

Preparing for orthognathic surgery first begins with the patient braces, which will position the teeth so that the surgical procedure can be done to make the teeth and jaws fit together properly. Drs. Hull and Coleman will work in conjunction with your oral surgeon, and the actual surgery procedure itself is done under general anesthesia, and may take up to a few hours to complete. Healing usually takes between one to three weeks, after which time your orthodontic treatment will resume to finish detailing your smile and bite.

Our office prides itself on using the latest orthodontic technology available to help treat your condition so jaw surgery won't be necessary. For more information on the jaw surgery and how to prevent it, on braces or orthodontic treatment please feel free to contact one of our offices at:

Arboretum Office: 704-334-7203
Wesley Chapel Office: 704-684-8080