Occasionally the challenges presented to us will necessitate the use of orthognathic surgery. Surgery is only needed when Dr. Skelton determines that the needed corrections to your jaw cannot easily be treated with braces. We never recommend this strategy lightly, but in extreme cases of skeletal deformities or growth imbalances (class three) it is an effective treatment.
If you should need this surgery, be assured that we will refer you to the best oral surgeon for your specific need. We will partner with your surgeon to create your “dream smile” – one that is beautiful, healthy and functional.
Dr. Skelton will explain in detail what operation or treatment she feels would be best for you or your child and present you with a unique plan for correcting your smile.