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Surgical Orthodontics – Orthognathic Surgery – Lexington and Central Kentucky Area*

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Overview

Surgical orthodontics are a type of treatment that helps to correct complex dental issues in adults and teens over the age of 16 whose jaws have completely developed. Although each patient case varies, oral surgery is performed to treat common conditions such as a severe "bad bite," facial bone deformities, and malocclusion. Typically, treatment also includes the use of an oral appliance or braces. Our orthodontists at Kentucky Orthodontics & Invisalign are highly-trained and experienced in performing maxillofacial surgery. We boast 9 locations throughout Kentucky that are fully furnished with state-of-the-art equipment and modern technology to provide you with outstanding care. With jaw surgery and the use of Invisalign or traditional braces, you can obtain the smile you desire. Call our Kentucky office today to learn more. 

About the Procedure

When you have an improper bite, or asymmetrical jaw, this can cause both functional and cosmetic problems that can negatively impact your quality of life. Such conditions may include the inability to eat normal food or chew properly, impaired speech, severe pain, and more. Jaw surgery will correct misalignment of the jaw, but Invisalign or metal braces will be needed to improve teeth alignment. Our orthodontists will perform a thorough evaluation and create an individualized treatment plan that is unique to your condition and facial anatomy. 

What to Expect

Your orthodontic surgery will be performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours to complete. During this time, we will monitor you closely to ensure proper care. Once you are cleared to go home, we suggest that you rest and take about 2 weeks for recovery and healing. Typically, your first follow-up appointment will be scheduled 2 weeks after surgery. Your appointments are essential as they allow us to check your progress. Once your jaw is healed, Invisalign or metal braces will be applied, which are usually worn for about 6 – 12 months. 

Aftercare

Our orthodontists will talk to you about how to properly care for your surgical site. If you have any questions about how to care for your incisions, are experiencing side effects, or suspect that you have an infection, please call our office immediately. Every patient who has a surgery of any kind has the chance of complications and we want to know how you are doing. Please call with your questions and we will be happy to assist you. 

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RESTORE YOUR CONFIDENCE

We want to help you restore the confidence in your smile. Even though a surgical intervention is usually the last resort in orthodontics, at times it is necessary. Our skilled Orthodontists Drs. Douglas D. Durbin, Thomas C. Garner, and Lauren D. Morris will be able to discuss all your options. Visit or call us at any of our locations: Nicholasville, Georgetown, Richmond, Winchester, Louisville, Lexington, Frankfort, Owingsville, and Mount Sterling. 

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*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.