In the case of jaw or tooth malocclusion, it is necessary to support the planned orthodontic measures with surgical procedures. For example, this includes extracting teeth that do not find their natural way into the oral cavity on their own, moving disturbing fraenula or applying mini-implants. The extent to which operative measures are required is closely discussed with the orthodontic colleagues that have made the referral.
Frequently asked questions regarding orthodontic surgery posed by patients
When does malocclusion have to be surgically treated?
Most dental malocclusions undergo treatment using visible or invisible dental braces, especially in the case of children and adolescents. Most dental and jaw malocclusions can be easily corrected during the growth stage. The jaw no longer reacts quite as flexibly in the case of young adults or in the course of later life. Then, in addition to treatment provided by the orthodontist, orthodontic surgery may be the solution to correcting malocclusions. A treatment also is wise especially when the malocclusion of the teeth and jaw cause ailments such as headache or backache. Using innovative treatment and operation methods, it is possible today to handle dental or jaw malocclusions at any age.
Extensive malocclusions are treated by means of a so-called “bi- or mono-maxillary repositioning osteotomy”. However, these surgical procedures must be performed as an in-patient procedure and are not carried out in our practice in an out-patient procedure.
What orthodontic surgical interventions are carried out at your practice?
- Extraction of impacted teeth
- Palate expansions
- Inserting orthodontic implants
- Extractions for balance and compensation
- Treatments for compacted teeth upon referral of the orthodontist carrying out treatment