The process for getting orthognathic surgery typically begins with orthodontic treatment. This is to prepare your jaw for the surgery itself. When you come in for your consultation, Dr. Barron will be able to provide you with a personalized treatment plan that lays out the entire process.
There’s a lot of preparation by your orthodontist as well. Things like X-rays, CT scans, and dental models of your mouth are all important factors. This helps to ensure your surgery goes smoothly with no problems at all.
Orthognathic surgery is often used in adults who need their jaw repositioned. While there are some methods that can be used for adults that don’t involve surgery, only very mild cases are typically done this way. This is due to the fact that as an adult, the jaw has stopped growing so any major changes are virtually impossible without specialized surgery.