In some cases, when a patient’s jaws are severely misaligned, orthodontics (braces) alone may not be sufficient to attain the best smile and function for the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. In these cases, Dr. Erickson and Dr. Hong team up with an oral surgeon to provide orthodontic treatment in conjunction with orthognathic surgery to provide the best in facial/smile esthetics and optimal function.
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we can show you functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Our state-of-the-art computerized treatment planning using ICAT 3D radiographic imaging and SureSmile minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.