Though your family dentist might have discovered problems with crooked teeth or misalignment between the upper and lower jaw, getting your smile into proper position could take specialized skill and knowledge. If you or a family member needs orthodontic treatment, our orthodontist in West Kendall provides customized solutions to problems affecting the teeth and bite.
How does orthognathic surgery work?
We will refer you to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform your corrective jaw surgery. Usually performed in a hospital, the surgery moves your teeth and jaws into the proper position. This process can take several hours. Because this surgery is considered major treatment, you will have a two-week recovery period. To allow for complete healing, we recommend that you schedule time away from school or work. Once your jaw has healed, Dr. Thomas will make sure you have a proper bite. You will continue to wear braces after surgery for 6 to 12 months, and then will wear a retainer to stabilize your teeth in their proper positions.
Orthodontic Treatment Options
The treatment most people associate with an orthodontist in West Kendall. However, we uses advanced technology to move beyond metal wires and brackets and offer patients a variety of alternatives. Some of these options include:
- Clear Braces
- Incognito™ Hidden Braces
- Synergy R SWLF (straight wire low friction) system
Ortodoncis can benefit children and adults alike, with a range of different options to choose from. Call 305-553-9655 today to make your appointment with one of our dentists and learn more about Orthodontist in West Kendall, FL.