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Surgical Orthodontics: Procedures That Help You Achieve Lifelong Benefits

Correct jaw issues with minimal discomfort through our expert orthognathic surgery which significantly improves your bite, chew and sleep functionality.
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Experience Next-Level Smile Transformations at New York & White Plains, NY

Surgical orthodontics, or orthognathic surgery, is a type of dental care for those with serious jaw and teeth issues that braces can’t fix on their own. It’s a team effort where our expert orthodontists work with the best maxillofacial and oral surgeons that specialize in treating even the most complex craniofacial cases involving the jaw, mouth, and face which make it hard for you to to chew, talk, breathe easily, or sleep well. The result? Not just a boost in daily comfort, but a dramatically improved smile and facial appearance, making you look and feel your best.
Did You Know?

$2.75 Billion

Invested in Cosmetic Dentistry Services by Americans Every Year
Source: American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists

Transformed Smiles, Transformed Lives: Hear From Our Patients

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Is Surgical Orthodontics Right for You? Recognizing the Signs

A jaw correction surgery can only be performed when your jaw has stopped growing, which is usually between the ages of 16 and 18. An initial examination by our orthodontist at White Plains or New York, NY, will determine if orthognathic surgery is necessary for your case. If you’re experiencing any of the following conditions, surgical orthodontics might be recommended to improve your oral health and overall quality of life:

Open Bite

Protruding Jaw

Gummy Smile

Overbite or Severe Underbite

Sleep Apnea and Breathing Issues

Difficulty in Chewing Due to Bite Issues

Severe Jaw Misalignment

Chronic Jaw Pain and TMJ Disorders

Inadequate Results from Previous Treatments

Facial Symmetry Concerns

Treatment Process

Understand the Surgical Orthodontics Journey From Consultation to Recovery

Orthodontic treatments often reach their limits with braces and wires, especially when faced with severe jaw and tooth alignment issues. Your orthodontist at Central Park North Orthodontics, NY, will develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses your core issues, setting the stage for a successful transformation.


Your orthodontic journey begins with a detailed consultation. Here, your orthodontist and an oral surgeon collaborate to assess if jaw surgery is the best course for you, setting a clear plan before any orthodontic treatment starts.

Pre-Surgical Orthodontics

For 9-12 months prior to surgery, braces are used to align your teeth, preparing them for the upcoming surgical adjustments to your jaw. This pre-surgical phase is crucial for ensuring your teeth will fit properly post-surgery.

Surgery and Recovery

Performed by an experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeon, the surgery corrects jaw alignment. A two-week recovery period follows, during which taking a break from work or school and adhering to dietary restrictions (like soft foods) aids in healing.

Post-Surgical Adjustments and Retention

After your jaw heals, orthodontic treatment with braces resumes for about six months to perfect your bite. Finally, wearing retainers ensures the longevity of your newly aligned smile, completing your transformative journey in surgical orthodontics.

Experience the Surgical Advantage

Better Sleep, Better Bite, Better Speech and More

Surgical orthodontics goes beyond traditional braces to offer a holistic solution to severe jaw and teeth misalignments. It’s not just about achieving a visually appealing smile; it’s about enhancing your overall quality of life. From improving sleep quality to optimizing oral functionality, here are the transformative benefits you can expect:

Improved Jaw Function

Corrects jaw misalignments,
significantly enhancing your ability to chew, speak, and breathe more comfortably.

Enhanced Facial Aesthetics

Surgical orthodontics can dramatically improve facial symmetry and balance, contributing to a more proportional and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Improved Oral Health

Properly aligned jaws and teeth are easier to clean and maintain, reducing the risk of periodontal disease and tooth decay.

Long-Term Stability

Offers a permanent solution to severe orthodontic issues, with results that last a lifetime when followed up with proper retention.

Better Sleep Quality

For those suffering from sleep apnea due to jaw misalignment, surgery can open up airways, improving sleep quality and overall health.

Relief from Pain and Discomfort

Addresses and potentially eliminates pain associated with TMJ disorders, chronic jaw pain, and other related issues.

Boosted Self-Esteem and Confidence

The cosmetic improvements, along with the functional benefits of surgical orthodontics, can significantly boost your self-confidence and overall quality of life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Orthognathic surgery, or surgical orthodontics, is a procedure aimed at correcting severe jaw misalignments that cannot be resolved with braces alone. It’s recommended for improving function (like chewing and speaking), treating sleep apnea, and enhancing facial aesthetics.
The ideal timing for orthognathic surgery is typically after growth stops, around ages 16-18. An orthodontist can determine the right time based on growth patterns and orthodontic needs.
Initial recovery, where patients may return to school or work, usually takes 2-3 weeks. However, complete healing and adjustment to the final jaw position can take up to a year.
Yes, braces or other orthodontic appliances are usually required before surgery to align the teeth and may be needed after surgery to fine-tune the bite, typically for 6-12 months.
Advances in surgical techniques and pain management make the procedure and recovery manageable. Patients are provided with pain relief options and care instructions to ensure a comfortable recovery.
A comprehensive evaluation by our orthodontist, including X-rays and 3D imaging, will determine if you’re a candidate for surgery. Indications may include severe jaw misalignment affecting function and aesthetics.
Yes, by correcting jaw positioning, orthognathic surgery can open up the airway and significantly improve or resolve conditions like obstructive sleep apnea, leading to better sleep quality and overall health.
As with any major surgery, there are risks. However, working with our skilled surgical team minimizes these risks, and your surgeon will discuss all potential complications and how they are mitigated.

Ready For an Aesthetic Smile + Enhanced Jaw Comfort?

Let surgical orthodontics at White Plains and New York, NY open the door to improved well-being and confidence.