Orthodontic treatment is suitable for patients of all ages – children, teens and adults. Although we can achieve great results for all of our patients, in some adult patients further treatment may be required as the older we get, the less malleable our jaws become.
If we believe you could benefit from orthognathic surgery, we will speak with you about this and work closely with a specialist orthognathic surgeon to ensure you receive the very best treatment.
What is orthognathic surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is a dental procedure designed to fix dentofacial deformities, usually misalignment of jaws. Such dentofacial deformities can have a range of impacts on a patient, including:
- difficulty when chewing, biting or swallowing food
- difficulty with speech and pronunciation
- jaw or TMJ pain
- bite problems, such as an overbite, underbite or overjet
- breathing problems, such as snoring or sleep apnoea
Orthognathic surgery is not something we undertake here at Maddox Orthodontics. Rather, we work closely with specialist orthognathic surgeons to ensure those of our patients who require surgery are in the best possible hands.
Orthognathic surgery is conducted in hospital and usually requires one-to-three days of recovery. We tend to advise our patients to take a week off work. Once surgery has been completed and you are fully recovered, we can then begin any orthodontic treatment you may require.
Book a free consultation at Maddox Orthodontics today to find out what orthodontic treatment you require and if orthognathic surgery is required.