If you’ve been told you may need the aid of an oral and facial surgeon prior to beginning orthodontics, contact Dr. Spencer Wilson.
Why Would You Need Pre-Orthodontic Treatment?
“Dr. Wilson did a great job. He was good at making it so I didn’t feel pain. Everyone was kind and I felt welcome.” – Chris, Actual Patient
Orthodontics today has the ability to transform a number of conditions affecting your smile. However, situations exist in which orthodontic treatment can’t begin or progress without surgical intervention.
When trauma, disease, or growth issues are present, you may be referred to a specialist before continuing with your treatment in orthodontics. Gilbert and Phoenix area oral surgeon, Dr. Wilson, has the training and experience needed to perform pre-orthodontic treatment.
Pre-orthodontic treatment may be especially helpful for patients experiencing:
Dr. Wilson’s goal during corrective jaw surgery is to reposition the jawbones according to your needs. This might include bone grafting, removal of bone, or reshaping of the bone structure. Surgical plates, screws, or wires may be used to hold your jaw in its new position. The final result is a perfectly aligned upper and lower jaw, with restored structure and function.
Often these are conditions that need to be managed before your orthodontist can begin moving your teeth to accomplish a straight, beautiful new smile. Pre-orthodontic treatment is appropriate for patients of all ages who have a condition preventing the proper placement of braces.
While it may be nerve-racking to know you or your child may need oral surgery in order to complete orthodontics, our Phoenix and Gilbert practices were designed to help our patients feel relaxed. Our cozy offices and friendly staff are here to help you feel comfortable throughout your care.
Also, Dr. Wilson is licensed to deliver the most effective forms of sedation, depending on the type of treatment being performed and the level of anxiety you may experience.