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Surgical Procedures for Orthodontics

Surgical Orthodontics

Fullerton Oral Surgery provides surgical procedures for orthodontics in Fullerton, CA.
Call our office at 714-525-1178 to make an appointment for a consultation.

What are Surgical Procedures for Orthodontics?

When orthodontists correct tooth alignment, bite, and jawbone issues, they frequently collaborate with oral surgeons to facilitate their work. Oral surgery and orthodontics can come together to produce excellent results for your smile.

Procedures Offered

Here are some of the procedures we offer to help with orthodontic treatment:

Tooth Extractions

Sometimes certain teeth get in the way of orthodontic treatment. Oral surgeons can remove these teeth to make more room or correct a patient's bite. This procedure is most frequently necessary when the patient has inadequate jaw size or large teeth.

Impacted Canines

When canine teeth become impacted, they cannot erupt into the mouth. Oral surgery becomes necessary to uncover this tooth from beneath the gum and facilitate its movement into the desired location.

Primary teeth that fail to fall out and dental crowding are two reasons why canine teeth become impacted.

The procedure to uncover and properly align an impacted canine has two steps. First, the orthodontist needs to apply braces and other techniques to open a space for the tooth. Next, the oral surgeon uncovers the tooth and places a bracket with a chain to gently pull it to its new position.

Uprighting of Impacted Molars

Second molars occasionally become impacted as the permanent teeth come in. Sometimes these molars become stuck under the back half of the first molars. The wisdom tooth or third molar can also cause problems.

To set an impacted molar upright, an oral surgeon may first remove the wisdom tooth to make room. Some bone material may need removal. The oral surgeon partially extracts the molar using a straight elevator and repositions it in the socket. The tooth is then splinted into place or connected to braces to keep it steady while it heals.

Wilckodontics

Wilckodontics, or Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics, is a procedure that makes orthodontic work faster and more efficient. The process begins with removing part of the surface of the alveolar ridge where the teeth sit. By removing some bone material, orthodontic work can progress quickly.

If you have avoided orthodontic work due to the time commitment, Wilckodontics may be right for you. 

Why Choose Fullerton Oral Surgery?

We have created a friendly, comfortable environment and treat our patients respectfully. We use top-of-the-line equipment and techniques to create successful treatment plans.

Frequently Asked Questions About Surgical Procedures for Orthodontics

What comes first: orthodontic treatment or surgery?

Generally, orthodontic treatment is underway before any surgical procedures happen. Orthodontists often have to make room for tooth movement.

Why should impacted teeth be fixed?

Impacted teeth can cause pain, infection, and cavities. They interfere with the alignment of the remaining teeth. Many patients also want to move them for cosmetic reasons.

What are the benefits of Wilckodontics compared to traditional orthodontic work?

In addition to speeding orthodontic treatment, Wilckodontics is less painful than traditional methods. The orthodontic correction is more stable. Root resorption is less likely.

Call Fullerton Oral Surgery

You may also need oral surgery services if you or your child undergo orthodontic treatment. Oral surgery increases the chances of success. Call our office at 714-525-1178 for a consultation.

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