As a Board Certified Orthodontic Specialist, Dr. Brown treats cases of great complexity and those include orthognathic (jaw) surgery cases. Treating faces is also a critical component of orthodontic treatment! Patients will present to our office with facial concerns (weak chin, strong chin, flat face, etc) along with occlusion (bite) concerns. One treatment option for these cases is a combination of comprehensive braces or aligners (Invisalign) with jaw surgery (from an Oral Surgeon) to obtain the best and most stable correction of a poor facial pattern and severe malocclusion (“bad bite”). Dr. Brown works closely with several oral surgeons in the area to obtain optimal results for patients going through this treatment.
Generally, these cases involve treatment with braces or aligners for a period of about a year prior to jaw surgery to “undo” tooth positions. The orthognathic surgery procedure is then completed by the oral surgeon. After surgery, Dr. Brown will finish your final tooth movements in about six months.