Elevating Smiles Through Orthognathic Surgery

Welcome to Family Orthodontics of Jupiter, where Dr. Christopher West and our dedicated team are committed to crafting radiant smiles through personalized orthodontic care. In today's exploration, we delve into the realm of surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, shedding light on its transformative potential for addressing severe cases of dental misalignment and jaw irregularities.

At Family Orthodontics of Jupiter, we understand that each smile is unique, and our goal is to provide tailored solutions that not only enhance aesthetics but also improve overall oral health and function. With Dr. West's expertise at the helm, we work collaboratively with oral and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure our patients receive comprehensive and precise care for their surgical orthodontic needs.

But when might surgical orthodontics be necessary? This specialized treatment may be recommended for adults with significant bite discrepancies, jaw abnormalities, or aesthetic concerns that cannot be effectively addressed with traditional orthodontic methods alone. Dr. West assesses each patient's case meticulously to determine whether orthognathic surgery is the optimal course of action for achieving their treatment goals.

Curious about the surgical orthodontics process? Orthognathic surgery is typically performed in a hospital setting by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The procedure, which can last several hours depending on the complexity of the case, aims to realign the jaws and correct any skeletal irregularities that contribute to dental misalignment or malocclusion.

Following surgery, patients undergo a period of rest and recovery, during which Dr. West closely monitors their progress to ensure proper healing. While the initial recovery period may require some time away from work or school, the long-term benefits of orthognathic surgery make it a worthwhile investment in your oral health and confidence.

Once the jaws have healed, Dr. Christopher West employs orthodontic braces to fine-tune the alignment of the teeth, ensuring they complement the newly aligned jaw structure. Patients typically wear braces for six to 12 months post-surgery, followed by the use of retainers to maintain the results and prevent relapse.

While surgical orthodontics carries certain risks, including those associated with any major surgical procedure, Dr. West and our team at Family Orthodontics of Jupiter prioritize patient safety and comfort at every step of the journey. We encourage patients to voice any concerns they may have and trust in our expertise to provide them with the highest quality care.

The rewards of undergoing orthognathic surgery extend beyond achieving a beautiful smile. For many patients, the procedure offers newfound confidence, improved chewing function, and enhanced facial harmony, leading to a higher quality of life overall. Whether you're seeking treatment for functional or aesthetic concerns, Dr. Christopher West and our team are here to guide you toward a brighter, more confident smile at Family Orthodontics of Jupiter.

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1851 W Indiantown Rd #201
Jupiter, FL 33458
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