Thursday, February 25, 2010

Orchin Orthodontics, the leader in Orthognathic surgery

Orchin Orthodontics has the most experience with Orthognathic surgery (jaw surgery) patients in the DC area (perhaps even the entire East Coast). We successfully complete 50-70 cases every year. Most orthodontists only complete a fraction of that over their entire careers. What does that mean to our patients? We have the knowledge to correctly diagnose a skeletal discrepancy and determine if Orthognathic surgery is indeed indicated. This is important because so many orthodontists attempt to camouflage the skeletal discrepancy rather than proceed with a surgery case. Camouflaging this condition is almost always doomed to failure which can lead to further deterioration of the teeth and underlying structures (gums and bones). The alignment of the teeth may also relapse necessitating retreatment of the orthodontics combined with Orthognathic surgery.

Knowing when to start the orthodontics in preparation for orthognathic surgery can also be tricky if we are treating a teenager. It is important to know when to get started. If orthodontic treatment is initiated too soon and the teenager is still growing, the patient will either need to hold in braces until his/her growth is complete and they are ready for surgery or the braces will have to be removed and then placed again when growth is complete. Neither of these options is attractive since it requires longer time in treatment which is something all patients want to avoid. Orchin Orthodontics strives to get all patients finished with treatment as quickly as possible because it is healthier for the teeth and gums and gives him/her a beautiful smile to enjoy longer.

If you are considering Orthognathic surgery or you have been told that you need jaw surgery, give us a call to schedule your consultation today. Orchin Orthodontics is the place for you. We will explain our treatment plan in a way you will understand and we will keep you informed every step of the way. We have the care, skill and judgment needed to deliver the results you demand. You will love your new smile.

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