What are some signs you may need an evaluation to see if you may benefit from orthodontic treatment with Orthognathic surgery?
- Poor facial esthetics due to jaw position (underbite or severe overbite are the usual signs)
- Functional deficits due to how your teeth comes together (e.g. underbite patients tend of have trouble incising through certain foods)
- TMJ problems, which include constant headaches, popping sounds when you open or close your mouth with pain, jaw aches when chewing food, and occasional jaw locks at wide opening or inability to open your mouth some days.
If you have any of the above concerns, Dr. Li would love to sit down with you and devise a custom treatment plan to bring you long-lasting results, and functional improvements. Through the use of combined therapy (orthognathic surgery and orthodontic treatment), you will experience improvements in dental aesthetics as well as overall facial appearance and quality of life.
After a thorough examination, it may be that Dr. Li finds she can correct your bite through the use of orthodontic treatment instead of surgery. Her years of hands-on-experience will guide you in the right direction. If she does find that you are a good candidate for orthognathic surgery, she will explain each step of the process to put you at ease and she welcomes your questions about the process.
Dr. Li has worked with a few highly specialized and experienced surgeons, and together they delivered many life-changing transformations after combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgical treatments. Many modern and state-of-the-art technologies are used by the surgeons who work with Dr. Li, including use of titanium plates and miniature screws that many times means faster recovery time, less pain post-surgery, and longer-lasting results.