Orthognathic Surgery in Virginia Beach


Eastern Virginia Orthodontics makes it a practice to keep abreast of the latest techniques in orthognathic surgery to correct bite and teeth alignment issues. Orthognathic surgery involves correcting a misaligned jaw. We think that combining surgery with the most modern orthodontic treatment techniques offers you the best chance at successfully correcting your misalignment.

What Is Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery doesn't have to be a serious proposition. Indeed, it sometimes is, but other times, it could be minor. Removing impacted wisdom teeth is an example of minor jaw surgery. Whether you need minor or major surgery, your maxillofacial surgeon will discuss everything with you beforehand so that you can make a well-informed decision about your care. Orthognathic surgery demands no less of a doctor with integrity.

These surgeons also have to study for at least eight years past their bachelor's degrees, including four years in dental school and an additional four years of residency. Our surgeons also improve themselves through continuing education so that they know and understand the latest techniques and become adept at using the latest tools to complete their assigned surgeries.

Who Can Benefit From Orthognathic Surgery?

Patients in need of Norfolk orthodontics who have jaw problems or problems with the alignment of their teeth are the ones with the most to gain. We have three offices, and after we examine you at the one that is most convenient for you, we'll let you know if you are a good candidate. Contact us to find out.

We guarantee that we won't do unnecessary surgery when there is an orthodontic solution. We know when braces or retainers will do the job, and we'll let you know.

Orthognathic surgery can correct many issues, including:

  • Underbites
  • Overbites
  • Cleft palates
  • Receding or protruding chins
  • TMJ
  • Symmetry problems
  • Necessary surgical reconstruction

What to Expect With Orthognathic Surgery

No two patients have the same needs. At Eastern Virginia Orthodontics, we'll develop a plan with you and keep you "in the loop" as we progress together. There might be 3-D imaging and models, X-rays, and possible secondary treatments, such as in a case where you have an infection. With the powerful software we have on hand, we might even be able to show you a photo of what you'll look like after the surgery!

Afterward, we'll provide follow-up care until you are feeling normal again. You might have to eat soft foods or follow a liquid diet for a time, and you might experience some post-operational pain, but both of those things usually only last a short time. Over-the-counter medications will take care of most of the pain, too.

Contact Our Doctors for Norfolk Orthodontics Today!

If you need either orthodontic treatment or orthognathic surgery, contact us right away. We'll examine your entire face as we figure out which treatments are best suited to your particular case. Schedule an appointment today. We'll make sure that you're smiling ever after!