Surgical Orthodontics in Iowa City
Dr. Stock’s goal is to give you the straightest and healthiest smile possible. We accomplish this by offering a wide variety of orthodontic treatments, including many different types of braces as well as Invisalign. However, in some circumstances, this may not be enough to give a patient the proper facial appearance or functional ability that he or she desires. In addition to our orthodontic treatments, we’re also able to offer combined orthodontic and orthognathic surgery treatment plans in these circumstances.
What Is Orthognathic Surgery?
Orthognathic surgery works to correct misalignments or other abnormalities in the upper jaw and lower jaws. In many cases, these abnormalities will cause problems with chewing, talking, sleeping, and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery is capable of correcting these problems and, when used along with orthodontic treatment, improving overall appearance and function.
This kind of treatment requires a team approach. Dr. Stock will work with your dentist and an oral surgeon to prepare you for surgery and continue to stay in contact with the treatment team before and after surgery. Of course, the most important members of the team are the patient and the patient’s family, and Dr. Stock will strive to ensure that all of your questions are answered.