What are orthodontic-related procedures?
As part of your orthodontic treatment to correct an improper bite and/or teeth irregularity, orthodontic-related surgical procedures may be required. If this is the case for you, it is likely that your orthodontist or dentist will refer you to OC Oral Surgery so that you may receive your surgical procedure in our state-of-the-art facility. When undergoing complex orthodontic-related surgery, it is always best to select a medical and dental specialist with dedicated training and board certification in oral and maxillofacial surgery.
Orthodontic-related procedures can include
- Exposure and Bonding of Impacted Teeth. It’s not always necessary to remove an impacted or stuck tooth. Exposure and bonding of impacted teeth is an orthodontic-related procedure where the tooth is brought into proper alignment by removing the overlying gum and bone to expose the tooth. Another alternative involves bonding a bracket to the tooth with an attached gold chain after exposing it. The doctors and surgical staff at OC Oral Surgery are specially equipped to perform this orthodontic-related procedure using various springs or elastic bands to guide the tooth into the mouth.
- Up-Righting of Impacted Teeth (Temporary Anchorage Devices [TAD]). This orthodontic-related procedure involves the surgical placement of implants to facilitate tooth movement. The TAD is then later removed when it is no longer needed. Surgical placement of TADs may be done in the office setting either under local anesthesia or with sedation.
- Jaw Surgery. Cleft palates, sleep apnea, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders, airway defects, and severe bite problems can be fixed with this orthodontic-related procedure. Jaw surgery can correct these difficult medical conditions and provide a more aesthetic appearance. The doctors and staff at OC Oral Surgery are expertly trained in these procedures. See options available by clicking here.
Where can I get orthodontic-related procedures in Orange County?
The doctors and surgical staff of OC Oral Surgery maintain a state-of-the-art oral surgery facility in Mission Viejo, CA, offering a multitude of services to meet your oral and facial needs. Drs. Ahn and Girard are available to schedule your orthodontic-related procedure at your convenience and serve all of Orange County.