Smile and photo by Dr. Jensen.
Typically, Dr. Jensen can correct crooked teeth and bad bites with orthodontics alone. But in certain cases, problems with jaw formation and misalignment of the jaw bones can lead to the need for surgical intervention. Surgically assisted cases still require braces in place, but Dr. Doug Jensen works with a specialist in orthognathic surgery to address jaw-related issues.
Jaw surgery is utilized in conjunction with orthodontics, not instead of orthodontics, and it helps to make sure your teeth come together in a healthy way. Improving jaw relationships also helps with long-term retention of your orthodontic results and has the least wear and tear on teeth over time. Unlike in times past, surgery now seldom requires wiring the jaws shut during healing. Contact us today at 214-842-8106 if you have any other questions or would like to ask your orthodontist about orthognathic surgery in McKinney, Texas!