Portland Surgical Orthodontics

Portland Surgical Orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, offers a specialized and life-changing approach to tackle complex dental and skeletal issues. In this treatment, we blend orthodontic techniques with oral surgery to address severe misalignments, jaw disparities, and facial irregularities. Dr. Leemin and Dr. Handick, your trusted Surgical Orthodontists in Portland, work closely with highly skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons to create a personalized treatment plan for the best possible results.

One of the standout benefits of Portland Surgical Orthodontics is its ability to provide comprehensive and long-lasting solutions for patients facing significant dental and facial challenges.

By achieving the proper alignment of the jaw and teeth, this approach not only enhances aesthetics but also greatly improves function, including speech, breathing, and chewing. It can have a profound impact on your quality of life, promoting overall health and boosting your confidence.

How Do I Know If I Need Orthognathic Surgery

Orthodontic treatment is primarily focused on improving teeth alignment and enhancing the overall function and appearance of your smile using non-surgical methods like braces, aligners, and other dental appliances. However, in some cases, surgical intervention is necessary. These surgical procedures are performed by a team of oral and maxillofacial surgeons working in conjunction with our doctors to address more complex issues that go beyond what traditional orthodontic treatments can achieve.

Examples of patients who would be great candidates for Portland Surgical Orthodontics include:

Some surgeries need to happen when a patient is younger and their palate hasn’t fused, while others need to wait until the patient’s jaw has finished developing. Unless Surgical Orthodontics is the only option, our doctors will present both surgical and non-surgical treatment options and explain the pros and cons of each. Many skeletal discrepancies are treatable with Portland orthodontics alone, so we highly recommend discussing all your options during your complimentary consultation.

How Does Surgical Orthodontics Portland Work?

Undergoing Portland Surgical Orthodontics is a journey that starts with a detailed evaluation by an orthodontist and a referral to an oral and maxillofacial surgeon. That visit will be an easy, non-binding opportunity for you to explore your options and ask any questions you may have about the surgery. This collaborative process results in a customized treatment plan that addresses your specific needs.

You will then return to our office for pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, during which we will prepare your teeth with braces or Invisalign for 6-12 months prior to surgery. When your teeth are ready, you will have one more consultation visit with the surgeon for the final planning.

On the big day, you will have your operation at a hospital or a surgical center, and depending on the procedure, you will either go home the same day or stay overnight. You will start with a liquid diet and gradually progress through soft and then increasingly harder foods. Once the jaws have healed, your orthodontist will fine-tune your bite for a few more months to finish your treatment.

What Are The Risks Associated With Portland Surgical Orthodontics?

Because jaw surgery is a surgical procedure, it carries the risks associated with any other surgical procedure. Before undergoing any treatment, it is important that you speak with a surgeon who can adequately explain the benefits and risks of any treatment options presented to you.

Our Surgical Orthodontics Portland team will walk you through the process so that you understand what to expect and refer you to an experienced surgeon who can provide you with all the information that you need to make a well-informed decision.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Orthodontists perform surgery in Portland?

No, Orthodontists can’t perform orthodontic surgery in Portland. However, your orthodontist works in conjunction with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to perform surgery.

How much is orthodontic surgery?

Orthodontic surgery can be anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000, depending on many factors. Oral and Maxillofacial surgeons perform orthognathic surgery to fix severe alignment and developmental problems. Corrective jaw surgery costs depend on various factors, including these:

Type of surgery: in-patient or out-patient
The severity of misalignment
Other issues unique to each patient

What is considered oral surgery in Portland?

Several treatments are considered oral surgery in Portland. They range from tooth removals to fully invasive orthognathic surgeries performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons.

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