Orthognathic surgery is the surgical correction of jaw abnormaities when orthodontics alone cannot correct the underlying causes; utilized in treating improper bites (when the jaws don't line up correctly) or other aesthetic concerns. Should surgery be necessary for your treatment, Dr Preston and an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon will work as a team to achieve the best possible outcome. With orthodontics, Dr. Preston will place the teeth in the correct position within the jaw bones and the surgeon will properly align the jaws to their ideal position and best relationship to one another to achieve optimal function and aesthetics.
TADs (Temporary Anchorage Devices)
Temporary Anchorage Devices have given us unimagineable options for treatment. TADs serve as anchors for Dr. Preston to move teeth in the most controlled and predictable way, and in directions or amounts of movement that were not previously possible. Patients have benefited from orthodontic treatment in conjunction with TADs since we've been able to provide less invasive treatment, and in many instances, avoid the removal of teeth and jaw surgery.