Our orthodontists and team at Kirby Nelson Orthodontics are committed to helping you achieve a straight smile that is healthy, functional, and attractive. While we strive to offer conservative treatments when possible, some cases may require surgical orthodontics. Surgical orthodontics, also called orthognathic surgery, is used to correct more severe cases such as a bad bite, jawbone abnormalities, and malocclusion.
One of the most common reasons for surgical orthodontics is to correct misalignment in the jaw. If the jaws have stopped growing and do not line up properly, braces may not be enough to correct the alignment of the jaws and teeth. In these cases, Dr. Nelson and Dr. Lee may recommend orthognathic surgery in North Bend, Washington. Based on your personal needs, you may need to wear braces or have another type of treatment following the surgery to achieve the best possible results. No matter the type of surgery or treatment you need, you can rest assured that our team will help you feel as comfortable as possible throughout your experience with us. To learn more about surgical orthodontics and to set up your next appointment at our office, we invite you to call or visit us today. We look forward to seeing you soon!