Most orthodontic problems can be corrected with braces, but some cases need both orthodontics and corrective surgery. In correcting craniofacial skeletal abnormalities, orthognathic surgery repositions the jaw and reshapes the face. This surgery is performed when severe facial growth discrepancies have caused improper alignment of the jaws and facial bones.

In cases where the upper and lower teeth do not meet, resulting in bite problems which cannot be corrected with braces alone, the orthodontist works in conjunction with an orthognathic surgeon to evaluate and prepare those patients who elect to have surgery performed. With the aid of computer generated imagery, Dr. Cavalancia and his staff are able to predict how a patient may look following the surgery.


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