At Hicks & McMurphy Orthodontics in Mobile, West Mobile, Saraland Alabama and Lucedale, Mississippi we aim to provide our patients with high quality, affordable orthodontic care in a friendly and welcoming environment.
What Is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery is a corrective jaw surgery that is more commonly known as TMJ surgery. It treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically in the jaws and teeth. These abnormalities can cause difficulty chewing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. TMJ surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, we are able to demonstrate the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of TMJ. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and improves the overall efficiency of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.
With the latest advances in orthodontics, TMJ surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. Our doctors can help you determine if TMJ surgery is the correct treatment option.
Contact Our Mobile, West Mobile, Saraland, AL or Lucedale, MS Offices!
If you have any questions about orthognathic surgery, or any of the other orthodontic treatments we offer, please don’t hesitate to contact our Mobile, Saraland, Lucedale offices. Our Team is happy to answer your questions on orthodontic treatment, braces or help you schedule a consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!