Working closely with your orthodontist before, during, and after treatment.
Sometimes, as part of your orthodontic treatment to correct an improper bite or teeth irregularity, orthodontic-related surgical procedures may be required. If this is the case for you and you live in the Phoenix area, it is likely that your orthodontist or dentist will recommend you to AZ Max.
When you talk to an AZ Max oral surgeon – and anyone on our staff – you’ll find a highly caring and knowledgeable individual who will answer all your questions about pre-orthodontic treatments and review the best options for your dental care. So schedule your consultation today and learn how we can make you smile.
Oral and maxillofacial surgery may a crucial element to the success of braces. If you are considering braces for yourself or a family member, pre-orthodontic treatments may 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.
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.
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.
Your orthodontist or dentist may recommend oral and maxillofacial surgery prior to treatment to move your teeth into a new position or remove teeth that might prevent treatment success.