Surgical Orthodontics

Comprehensive Orthodontic Treatment in San Antonio, TX

At the office of Dr. Roy Gonzalez, Jr., we believe everyone deserves a beautiful and healthy smile. We offer convenient and comprehensive orthodontic care to help you achieve your goal. Dr. Gonzalez works closely with our patients to create a personalized treatment plan that fits into each patient's lifestyle, and we offer a wide range of orthodontic services that aren’t available at many other offices. In certain more severe cases, a combination of orthodontics and corrective jaw surgery may be needed to achieve a complete correction of your bite.

Surgical Orthodontics in San Antonio

For most patients, treatments like traditional braces or Invisalign are enough to straighten the teeth and create a healthy smile. But in some more severe cases, we may recommend orthodontic surgery, also called orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery.

Jaw surgery is a procedure that can fix a wide range of abnormalities and problems that can develop in the teeth, jawbone, or other facial bones and cause problems with your bite. Some problems may be genetic, while others can develop from bad childhood habits like prolonged thumb sucking or mouth breathing, but in any case, these issues can cause problems with critical functions like eating, sleeping, and even breathing if left untreated.

Corrective jaw surgery can change the alignment and orientation of the jaw to fix these issues, and when combined with conventional orthodontic treatment, can lay the groundwork to create a healthy, beautiful smile for a lifetime.

What to Expect from Corrective Jaw Surgery

Corrective jaw surgery, just like any of our other orthodontic treatments, begins with a consultation appointment at our San Antonio office. During this consultation, you'll talk with Dr. Gonzalez about your orthodontic condition, the treatment options available, and whether jaw surgery is right for you.

If you and Dr. Gonzalez decide that jaw surgery is the best option for treatment, he'll then create a detailed treatment plan to put you on the path to a new smile. Jaw surgery is an invasive operation and can have a significant recovery period, but at our office, we're proud to incorporate state-of-the-art technology that makes treatment as convenient and comfortable as possible. From low-dose radiation digital imaging to computerized treatment planning, we minimize treatment time and improve recovery periods so you can get your new smile sooner. We also use high-quality, durable materials such as titanium implants and miniature screws to ensure that your jaw is stable.

Is Jaw Surgery Right for Me?

We do our best to minimize surgical intervention whenever possible, and we'll only recommend surgical orthodontics if orthodontic treatment alone can't correct the problem. But this process looks different for every patient, so the only way to determine if orthognathic surgery is right for you is to book an initial consultation with our San Antonio orthodontist. This consultation will let Dr. Gonzalez formulate a complete diagnosis, allowing you and your orthodontist to choose the best treatment option and create a detailed plan for your new smile.

Schedule a Consultation with Your San Antonio Orthodontist

Jaw surgery isn't necessary for every patient, but for those that do need it, it can make a life-changing difference in your smile. If you'd like to find out if jaw surgery or another orthodontic treatment is right for you, don't wait: take the first step and reach out to us at our contact page today. We'll help you learn more about our office, understand your treatment options, and schedule your treatment consultation. We can't wait to hear from you!