When braces alone will not accomplish a perfect bite, corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws.
Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we can demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery in more complex treatments. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment time and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.
Should Dr. Martines think that the best treatment for you involves orthognathic surgery, you will be referred to an Oromaxillofacial Surgeon he trusts before any treatment is ensued.