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The Role Of Surgical Orthodontics

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Reserved for severe dental irregularities and misalignments of the jaw, surgical orthodontics is a corrective jaw surgery, also known as Orthognathic surgery. As part of a comprehensive approach to treatment, the role of surgical orthodontics is to restore function, while braces are worn before or after treatment to reposition teeth. Without question, this form of orthodontics requires a greater commitment to treatment. Yet, the combination of orthodontics results in a dramatic effect on many aspects of a patient’s life.

The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons lists the following conditions that are treated by surgical orthodontics:

  • Difficulty chewing or biting food
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Chronic TMJ-related pain, as well as headaches
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Open Bite (space between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed)
  • Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side view
  • Facial Injury
  • Birth Defects
  • Receding lower jaw and/or chin
  • Protruding Jaw
  • Inability to make the lips meet without straining
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Sleep apnea (breathing problems while sleeping, including snoring)

To better understand the process of surgical orthodontics, consider the correction of an open bite. In this case, surgery might involve removing some of the bone in the upper tooth-bearing portion of the jaw and securing its new position with plates and screws. In turn, correcting a receding lower jaw or weak chin might include separating the bone in the lower portion of the jaw and repositioning it.

Dr. William R. Kincer – Surgical Orthodontic Specialist in Marietta

With an understanding of the intricacy of evolving jawbone alignments and facial structures, Dr. William R. Kincer is a surgical orthodontic specialist serving Marietta and surrounding West Cobb communities. Highly regarded for his personalized approach to treatment, Dr. Kincer customizes planning to suit individual needs in regards to time, recovery and results.

For superior, patient-centered orthodontics, contact the office of Dr. William R. Kincer today.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

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  • We are beyond thankful for Dr. Kincer and his team!! Dr. Kincer is one of the most honest and conservative Orthodontist, which is a VERY rare find in the industry. We moved to south Florida about halfway through our treatment of 18 months and did not switch orthodontists; that’s how much Dr. Kincer means to us! Our daughter’s smile is absolutely beautiful!!

    Lindsay D
  • Dr. Kincer is the BEST at what he does!!! Both of my girls have been under Dr. Kincer's care, with exceptional results. They both began treatment at age 8, because of their tiny mouths that required Phase I and Phase II treatments. As a result of his recommended treatment plan, our girls will have exceptional teeth for life. Our family is incredibly thankful for Dr. Kincer's meticulous care that resulted in BEAUTIFUL smiles!!!

    Jen B
  • Dr. Kincer is the best. I am almost a year into my treatment and i have nothing but great things to say. He is so kind and his team is amazing. They are simply amazing and truly care for what their customers need and what their teeth need. I highly recommend Doctor Kincer to anyone looking for orthodontics.

    Jennie H
  • Excellent orthodontist. Invisalign was the best money I ever spent on myself. Dr. Kincer is meticulous, thorough, has attention to detail, and fixed my flared teeth. Everyone is always complimenting my smile. He is always timely, professional, and his support staff (Jennifer and Lynn) are really caring. He is able to shave down teeth to make them aesthetically fit my smile and proportions. Dr. Kincer and Lynn really make sure their patients are comfortable-- especially when it comes down to removing attachments for invisalign and IPR, when your teeth are already sensitive. I recommended him to my brother and little cousin for orthodontic work and for their retainers :)

    Kimberly T
  • After having my braces off for 12 years. I go in today to see my little sister get her braces off, and Dr. Kincer readjusted my Old retainers to fit again!! He is a great orthodontist!

    Brittany B
  • Our family has been using Dr. Kincer for the past 10 years. Our oldest daughter has had amazing transformations with her treatment and our second is shaping up to do the same. Couldn't ask for a better, more friendly place.

    Shannon R
  • This is our fifth year and second kid with Dr. Kincer. Love him and his staff! Would recommend them to anyone!

    Jill T
  • Both my kids have beautiful, straight teeth because of Dr. Kincer's work. He takes great care to work with every aspect of getting braces.

    Franny

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