Orthopaedic treatment of the jaws

Orthopaedic treatment focuses on influencing the growth and shape of your jaws. It is used to correct disparities between the upper and lower jaws while a patient’s jaws are still growing. This is why we like to catch orthodontic issues early in young patients.

Advantages of orthopaedic treatment

Properly aligning your jaws can dramatically improve the function and appearance of your smile. It can also affect your entire facial profile! Orthopaedic treatment is much simpler than jaw surgery which is necessary for older patients whose jaws have stopped growing.

Orthopaedic treatment of the jaws

Surgical treatment of the jaws

Sometimes, orthopaedic and orthodontic treatments alone are not enough for your smile. This is most common in adult patients whose jaws have already stopped growing. In these cases, we might recommend jaw surgery as your best option.

Jaw surgery can correct deformities and disparities between the upper and lower jaws. We can adjust the shape and relation of your jaws to each other to leave you with a beautiful and functional bite.

Advantages of surgical treatment

Jaw surgery can help you achieve facial harmony and symmetry, relief from TMJ problems, and a more even, functional bite. This makes speaking and chewing easier, and can protect your teeth from uneven wear and tear that could cause problems down the line.

Surgical treatment of the jaws

Multidisciplinary treatment

Both non-surgical and surgical jaw treatment will usually be followed by (or used in conjunction with) orthodontic treatment. This multidisciplinary approach assures that when your jaws are moved into the correct position, your teeth will be beautifully aligned, too.

Advantages of multidisciplinary treatment

Using more than one method of treatment can greatly improve the overall results of your treatment. We wouldn’t want to address just the jaws and not the teeth (or vice versa) as you could still have problems with the other after treatment that would negate your progress.

Multidisciplinary treatment

Find out how our team can help

Book a free consultation to speak to our specialist orthodontic team. We can assess your smile and determine which type of jaw treatment would help you most.

Book a free consultation
Find out how our team can help

Find out how our team can help

Book a dental consultation to speak to our specialist orthodontic team. We can assess your smile and determine which type of jaw treatment would help you most.

Book a dental consultation
Find out how our team can help