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I went to Dr. Luccarelli and Dr. Barrese for Invisalign and I am so incredibly happy with my smile. Dr. Luccarelli and Dr. Barrese did everything to help me, and always went out of their way to go above and beyond. They even would see me after hours because of my busy schedule; they were so accommodating. The staff was also extremely kind and helpful. The assistant, Taylor, always had a smile on her face. She was extremely patient and explained everything in great detail to me. The women who worked at the front desk always went out of their way to help me with making appointments that worked for me because of my busy schedule. I am so thankful to them for providing me with a fantastic smile and a wonderful experience, and I recommend them to everyone!!! They are fabolous.
- John Mazzaro
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What Is Surgical Orthodontics?

Orthognathic surgery, better known as surgical orthodontics, is a form of orthodontic treatment utilized when a patient presents with severe orthodontic problems at an age where early intervention is no longer an option. This surgery can address bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. It is considered a dental specialty and requires additional years of training. The jaw must be finished growing before surgery takes place, so after age 16 for females and after age 18 for males. This surgery can align the jaw and then plates will be used to move the teeth.

How Does Surgical Orthodontics Work?

Surgical orthodontics is completed in multiple steps. We begin with a round of braces or Invisalign treatment in advance of your surgery. It might actually feel as if your bite is worsening at first but we have to plan ahead to ensure the teeth are positioned in a way that when your jaw surgery is finished, they’ll fit together correctly.
An oral and maxillofacial surgeon will then perform your jaw surgery in the hospital. It will depend on the type of procedure and degree of correction needed but, in many cases, the surgery can last several hours. When it’s complete, you’ll take some time to heal and recover. After the recuperation period, your orthodontist will “fine tune” your bite and you’ll finish up your braces or Invisalign treatment. Typically, this final phase of treatment will last between six months to a year. Lastly, you’ll wear a retainer to maintain your gorgeous results.

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