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Surgical treatment

We are experienced in treating combined orthodontic and jaw surgery cases.

Combined orthodontic and surgical treatment may be recommended to correct a noticeable discrepancy in the size of your upper and/or lower jaw so that your teeth are far from fitting well together. When carefully planned, combined treatment delivers optimal results with remarkable enhancement in a patient’s facial profile.

In combined treatments, an oral surgeon is brought into the picture to plan and execute the surgery itself. The oral surgeon charges a fee to study and prepare your case. This surgical work-up fee is separate from your orthodontic treatment cost and worked out with your oral surgeon. Medicare covers the fee for the operation itself.

Here are some examples of problems in adults that may require jaw surgery:

  • Top or bottom jaw that is too far forward or backward
  • Top jaw that is too narrow
  • A large opening between your upper and lower front teeth
  • Showing a significant amount of gum tissue when you smile (gummy smile)

We provide modern orthodontic care and aim to make every appointment fun and educational.

Please call us if you have any questions, or schedule a consultation for a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Cheretakis to discuss your needs and concerns and find out which treatment is right for you.