In cases of severe teeth misalignment, surgery is often required to ensure positive oral health outcomes. Orthognathic surgery is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct instances of bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities and malocclusion (jaw misalignment). At Niepraschk Orthodontics, we specialize in this type of orthodontic surgery and strive to ensure our Littleton, CO patients feel comfortable and confident in their decision to improve their oral health.
Jaw growth usually stops by age 16 for females and 18 for males. In order for orthognathic surgery to be a viable option, the jaw must be done growing. If proper jaw alignment and a proper bite aren’t possible through corrective alignment, surgery may be required. After a thorough consultation, Dr. Niepraschk can advise you if orthognathic surgery is needed as part of your treatment.
Wondering if a surgical orthodontic approach is the best option for correcting misalignment? Niepraschk Orthodontics consults with Littleton, CO to help each person understand their unique situation and the potential for corrective results. Call us today at 303-978-1316 to schedule a orthodontic consultation.