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When Your Orthodontic Treatment Involves Surgery

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At Kincer Orthodontics in Marietta, we understand that every smile is unique, especially when it comes to orthodontic care for teens. While traditional braces or Invisalign are sufficient for most, some cases require a more comprehensive approach. This is where surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, comes into play. Let’s discuss why this advanced treatment is recommended for certain teens and how it can make a significant difference in their lives.

What is Surgical Orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics is a combined treatment involving orthodontic braces and corrective jaw surgery. It addresses severe dental and skeletal irregularities that braces alone cannot correct. This surgery is performed on the jaws to align them properly, enhancing both the function and appearance of the patient’s smile.

Why is it Recommended for Certain Teens?

Here are some top reasons why Dr. Kincer may suggest surgical orthodontics:

1. Correcting Severe Malocclusions

Some teens have severe malocclusions (misalignments of the teeth and jaws) that go beyond the scope of traditional braces. These could include overbites, underbites, crossbites, or significant discrepancies in jaw growth. Surgical orthodontics corrects these complex issues, improving the teen’s ability to chew, speak, and maintain oral hygiene.

2. Facial Balance and Aesthetics

For teens with pronounced jaw discrepancies, surgical orthodontics not only corrects their bite but also brings harmony and balance to their facial features. This can significantly enhance their self-esteem and confidence, which is crucial during the formative teen years.

3. Improving Overall Health

Misaligned jaws can lead to long-term health problems, including sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, and chronic headaches. By realigning the jaws, surgical orthodontics can alleviate these issues, leading to a healthier and more comfortable life.

4. Maximizing the Effectiveness of Braces

In cases where the jaw alignment is significantly off, braces alone may not be as effective. Surgical orthodontics makes it possible to achieve optimal results from braces, ensuring a well-aligned and functional bite.

The Process of Surgical Orthodontics

The journey of surgical orthodontics typically begins with traditional braces to move the teeth into a new position. Once the teeth are properly aligned, the jaw surgery is performed to correct the jaw’s position. After surgery, the teen will continue with their orthodontic treatment to fine-tune their bite. Throughout this process, regular follow-ups at Kincer Orthodontics ensure that treatment is progressing as planned.

Why Choose Kincer Orthodontics for Surgical Orthodontics?

At Kincer Orthodontics, we specialize in providing comprehensive care tailored to the individual needs of each teen. We work closely with experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure the best possible outcomes. Our commitment to using the latest technology and techniques means that we offer some of the most advanced treatment options available.

Contact Our Marietta Team to Learn More

Surgical orthodontics is a transformative solution for teens facing significant dental and jaw challenges. It not only enhances their smile but also improves their overall quality of life. At Kincer Orthodontics in Marietta, we are dedicated to helping our teen patients achieve the best possible results through personalized and compassionate care.

Posted on behalf of William R. Kincer Practice Limited to Orthodontics

44 Old Hamilton Road
Marietta, Georgia 30064

Phone: (770) 424-5280

Monday – Thursday
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

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Our Patient Reviews

William R. Kincer, D.M.D., P.C.

5.0/ 5.0

Based on 19 reviews

  • 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.


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