Surgical orthodontics

What is surgical orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, treats jaw and teeth alignment issues. Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics offers orthognathic surgery for patients in Rosenberg and Sugar Land, Texas.

When should I get orthognathic surgery?

Your orthodontist will consider surgical orthodontic treatment for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and those with facial aesthetic concerns. That way, the patient can avoid further jaw growth affecting the correction made through orthognathic surgery. Surgeons usually operate after complete formation of the jaw. Jaw growth typically stops between the ages of 14 and 16 in females or 17 and 21 in males.

Do I need orthognathic surgery?

The first step in finding out if you’re a candidate for orthognathic surgery is to schedule a complimentary consultation with our team to determine whether surgery will help you achieve your desired results.

At Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics, we aim to create a customized, detailed plan to prep, treat, and heal your jaw and smile issues. It is vital to understand that jaw surgery is a long, involved process that usually takes years to complete, but varies by case.

Orthognathic surgery can treat issues such as:

  • Frequent headaches

  • Difficulty biting, chewing, or swallowing

  • Chronic pain or temporomandibular joint dysfunction

  • Breathing issues/airway

  • Misalignment

  • Open bite

Why choose us for orthognathic surgery?

For years, Garrett & Boyd Orthodontics has helped people gain confidence in their smiles. We have treated over 1.000 surgical cases. Our team consists of caring, highly-trained office staff and experienced doctors. Our team will make you feel at home during each appointment.