Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) may be recommended to ideally correct abnormalities of the facial bones that involve the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with sleeping, chewing, talking, and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery can correct these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, can improve overall facial appearance and balance.
In the case of jaw discrepancy, Dr. Weiler develop a customized treatment plan—with both surgical and non-surgical options—in order to minimize treatment times and increase the overall efficacy of each case.
Today's state-of the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength, and predictability to surgical orthodontic treatment. These advances in technology, procedures, and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after surgery.