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Orthognathic surgery without braces.

"You can only hold a smile for so long, after that it's just teeth." -- Chuck Palahniuk, Invisible Monsters

Orthognathics is a life changing treatment and now can be offered with minimal or no braces. Many young adults with significant bite problems and facial imbalances do not pursue orthodontic treatment with surgery because of the traditional use of braces. Thanks to pioneering techniques and new technology many surgical cases can now be treated with Invisalign only. Talk to the doctors at Invisalign Austin and see if they can help you achieve an incredible life changing result without the use of awkward metal braces.

The latest Invisalign products from Aligntech allow our doctors to prescribe an ideal corrective solution for your specific orthodontic needs. In the case of jaw surgery, orthodontics is often required to properly position the teeth prior to the surgery. At Invisalign Austin the approach differs from most other orthodontists in that, the patient's cosmetic needs come first. The traditional orthodontist / surgeon's approach is to treat the malocclusion with brackets because the surgeon will need the brackets to attach a splint to stabilize the jaw post surgery. With this type of prescription the patient would be wearing metal braces exclusively for up to 2 years.

The Invisalign Austin approach to jaw surgery allows the patient to experience all the advantages of invisible aligners have over metal braces both pre and post surgery. Doctors treat the patient using Invisalign up until the week of surgery at which point the doctor would provide the patient with traditional braces. Then after surgery, the traditional braces come off and if no other corrections are necessary, the patient would be fitted for retainers. If further correction was necessary a few more trays of Invisalign would be used before the retainers were fitted.

Benefits of Invisalign & Jaw Surgery

As always, the Consultation is Free!  Meet Invisalign Austin Doctors and find out how their Patient Centered Orthodontic Approach can minimize the discomforts associated with orthognathic surgery.

  • May not need braces or only need them for 6-8 weeks!
  • Convenient removable Invisalign aligners.
  • Invisalign Austin works with the best oral surgeons in the business.

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