A mandibular advancement is a surgical procedure completed by an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon to bring the lower jaw forward. The surgery is used when the lower jaw is small relative to the top jaw and face. Together with orthodontic treatment carried out by Embrace a Smile Orthodontics, this surgery enables the bite and profile to be corrected to a more balanced relationship.
A mandibular setback surgery is used to correct a patient’s jawline when the lower jaw sits forward of its ideal position. An Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon conducts this procedure in unison with orthodontic treatment from Embrace a Smile Orthodontics to achieve a more harmonious facial and dental result. In some cases the upper jaw also needs to be brought forward to attain the desired result.
The canine (eye tooth) of the upper jaw can sometimes fail to erupt and become trapped towards the roof of the mouth. When this occurs, a Periodontist (gum specialist) exposes the crown of the tooth, so that orthodontic appliances can be attached by Embrace a Smile Orthodontics and the tooth brought into its correct position.
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