Surgeries to assist Orthodontic Treatment

To get optimal results in the alignment of your teeth, your orthodontist may require the services of a maxillofacial surgeon. As an example, certain teeth can remain impacted in the jawbone and require surgical exposure. Your orthodontist will discuss these options with you if necessary.

Impacted Teeth

Your dentist will monitor eruption of your teeth in an effort to influence them and have them appear in your mouth at the right time. However, for many reasons, certain teeth can remain stuck in the jawbone known as "impacted" teeth. Apart from wisdom teeth, impacted canines are the most common. Your maxillofacial surgeon can expose these teeth and place a bracket on them in order to facilitate their movement jointly with orthodontic traction. A 3D image may be required to determine the exact position of the impacted tooth. If this is the case, we can provide this x-ray at our clinic through our Cone Beam Computerized Tomography. The surgeon will discuss intravenous sedation with you in order to maximize your comfort throughout the procedure.

Mini-implants and orthodontic brackets

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