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Jaw Surgery and Braces

When most people think of the orthodontist they think braces. It does not normally cross their mind that surgery can be an option as a part of their orthodontic treatment. There are times that the only way to correct a person’s concern or bite is having surgery to align the jaws along with the braces that align the teeth. An orthodontist is able to determine from measuring certain x-rays if your jaw discrepancy is large enough to require a surgical jaw movement. This recommendation is an option when braces alone cannot produce an acceptable outcome. Jaw surgery is able to correct multiple anomalies. They include a small lower jaw, a protrusive lower jaw, an open bite (where the front tee

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