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Surgical Orthodontics Las Vegas

and Answers from our Las Vegas Orthodontic Specialists

Our goal with surgical orthodontics is not only to provide a brilliant, beautiful smile, but also to maximize the functional (i.e. the bite) and facial aesthetic benefits for the patient.

What is surgical orthodontics?

Just as orthodontics repositions teeth, surgical orthodontics (also known as orthognathic surgery) corrects jaw irregularities to improve the patients' ability to chew, speak, breathe, and major improvements of facial appearances.

In other words, surgical orthodontics straightens your jaw. Moving the jaws also moves the teeth, so braces are always performed in conjunction with jaw correction.

Who needs surgical orthodontics?

Generally, surgery is for non-growing adult patients with improper bites and with facial aesthetic concerns. Jaw growth is usually completed by age 16 for girls and 18 for boys. All growth must be completed before jaw surgery can be performed. However, the pre-surgical tooth movements can begin one to two years prior to these ages.

How does it work?

During your pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, which usually lasts 6-18 months, you wear braces and will visit your orthodontist 89117 for scheduled adjustments to your braces. Your jaws are then placed into proper alignment during orthognathic surgery. 

Surgery is performed in the hospital with an oral surgeon. Parts of the lower jaw, the upper jaw, or even both jaws can be moved to correct the alignment of the jaws and the bite, as well as, significantly improve facial aesthetics. Other facial bones that contribute to alignment may also be repositioned or augmented. 

When you have completed surgery, you should be able to return to school or work within two weeks. After the necessary healing time (about 4-8 weeks), your orthodontist "fine-tunes" your bite. In most cases, braces are removed within 6 to 12 months following surgery. 

Contact our office at 702.660.2256 to request an appointment to get your teeth back on track to looking their best. With every orthodontic treatment, you will wear a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.


★★★★★I had a wonderful experience at this office. Everything went very smoothly, from scheduling an appointment to the procedure. They even checked in with me a few days after the procedure to make sure I was doing ok at home. I needed to get a lot of work done, and the staff was very helpful in guiding me through what the best way was to go through my dental insurance to minimize out-of-pocket cost. Would highly recommend.
Christina L.


★★★★★Braces Las Vegas is an amazing practice staffed by some of the best dental professionals in the valley. The front end staff is great and very nice as well; moreover, The doctors are just plain fantastic. They educate you and help you understand what is exactly going on in your mouth. They give you the knowledge you need to make the best decisions for your teeth.
I love Braces Las Vegas and I would recommend them to everyone!
Daniel P.


★★★★★ I brought my eight year old daughter to Braces Las Vegas, and without reservation, this is the BEST orthodontics office she has ever been to. My daughter always sees Dr. Rana and thinks she is fantastic in both her expertise and personality. The entire office is extremely friendly and very helpful. If you need a dentist, this is where you should go. From the moment we enter the front door until we close the door behind us, our experience has been 100% positive! Try them, you'll see!
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