Orthodontic surgery is recommended for more severe problems with the bite and teeth. At Lineberger Orthodontics, Dr. Matt Lineberger, Dr. Megan Lineberger, Dr. Claire Fedore and Dr. Bhaven Sayania, offer orthodontic surgery for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina.
What is Orthodontic Surgery?
Have you heard of orthognathic surgery or oral and maxillofacial surgery? Yeah. Those are pretty complex phrases, so we just say “orthodontic surgery.” This is a field of oral surgery that helps with more severe cases involving problems with the teeth and jaw. Orthodontic surgery is typically performed before you get braces, or you may not need braces at all after the procedure.
What are the Benefits of Orthodontic Surgery?
Orthodontic surgery helps with:
- Abnormalities of the jawbone
- Seriously bad bite patterns
- Complex cases involving the face, jaw, skull and mouth
We may work with an oral maxillofacial surgeon to manage your case.
What Orthodontic Surgeries are Available?
We offer the most advanced orthodontic surgeries for our patients. You may need to stay in the hospital, or the procedure may be performed in our office, and you go home the same day. There is a recovery period after orthodontic surgery, and this varies by patient. We can explain the nature of your surgery during your appointment.
What Should I Expect from My Orthodontic Surgery?
Orthodontic surgery is considered fairly major, even the procedures done on an outpatient basis. Now this doesn’t mean you are going to be down and out for months and months. All it means is you will need to follow some aftercare instructions very carefully. This may include restrictions to your diet and activities, as well as follow-up appointments. Once you are healed, you may need some additional orthodontic treatments, such as braces and retainers.
Orthodontic surgery may be necessary, but you will be quite happy once all of your orthodontic treatments are completed. Lineberger Orthodontics offers orthodontic surgery for the residents of Charlotte, Elizabeth, Huntersville and surrounding communities in North Carolina. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.