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Correct Jaw Alignment & Bite Issues
With Surgical Orthodontics

What Is Surgical Orthodontics & Who Needs It?

Orthognathic surgery is used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct jaw alignment and bite issues, helping to improve a patient’s ability to speak, breathe, and chew. It may even improve facial appearance.

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All jaw growth must be completed before undergoing jaw surgery. Jaw growth can be complete as early as age 16 in girls, and as early as age 18 in boys (though this may vary from patient to patient), but pre-surgical tooth movement can begin 1-2 years prior to those ages.

Candidates for jaw surgery include those who have severe malocclusions such as an underbite, an overbite, constricted upper and lower arches (posterior crossbite), protruding front teeth, anterior underbite, deviation of midlines, cleft palate, craniofacial abnormalities, etc. Dr. Turke is trained to identify these anomalies and to advise you on the proper course of treatment in correcting these issues; he can also help you select an excellent oral / maxillofacial surgeon in or around Tampa, FL, or Brandon, FL, to perform your procedure.

How Does Surgical Orthodontics Work?

Your pre-surgical orthodontic treatment will usually last about 6-18 months, and you will continue your regularly scheduled orthodontic appointments for adjustments to your braces. During that time, you may think your bite is getting worse, which is normal; however, once the orthognathic surgery has properly aligned your jaws, your teeth will fit together properly, leaving you with a functional bite.

The surgery itself is performed under general anesthesia and may take several hours, depending upon the complexity of the case. You or your child may require lower jaw surgery, upper jaw surgery, or both.

  • Lower jaw (mandible) surgery separates the jawbone between the joint and the rear teeth, and the tooth-bearing portion is moved either forward or backward.
  • Upper jaw (maxilla) surgery repositions the jaw forward or backward, or expands the palate.

Your surgeon most likely will release you to return to school or work within a week or two of the procedure.

The total healing process can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks and may require Dr. Turke to “fine-tune” your bite during that time.

In most cases, your braces will be removed within 6-12 months following your surgery. Dr. Turke will then fit you with a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile!

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  • “Thanks Dr. Turke for giving me a straighter, prettier smile in less than 7 months and offering a flexible payment plan so that I could easily fit this into my budget! I couldn’t be happier with my smile now!”

    - Gracie

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  • “Dr. Turke has treated three of our children and we are so thrilled with the results. We appreciate his kind and gentle manner with the kids. Dr. Turke has taught each of them to care for their teeth and navigate the challenges of life with braces. Thanks Dr. Turke!”

    - Mike & Dana B.

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  • “I would highly recommend Dr. Turke and his office staff if you are looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Turke has treated all 3 of my children with wonderful results. Appointments are very quick and easy, as I am able to schedule appointments before or after school. My children are complimented often for their smiles!”

    - Amy M.

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  • “My 13 year old daughter was a patient of Dr. Turke. She had an overjet and a crossbite, but after her orthodontic treatment she now has a beautiful smile! We are so grateful to Dr. Turke!”

    - Faye T.

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*The reviews listed are from actual patients of Turke Orthodontics. Individual results may vary. Reviews are not claimed to represent results for everyone.
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  • “Thanks Dr. Turke for giving me a straighter, prettier smile in less than 7 months and offering a flexible payment plan so that I could easily fit this into my budget! I couldn’t be happier with my smile now!”

    - Gracie

    best tampa fl orthodontist
  • “Dr. Turke has treated three of our children and we are so thrilled with the results. We appreciate his kind and gentle manner with the kids. Dr. Turke has taught each of them to care for their teeth and navigate the challenges of life with braces. Thanks Dr. Turke!”

    - Mike & Dana B.

    best brandon fl orthodontist
  • “I would highly recommend Dr. Turke and his office staff if you are looking for an orthodontist. Dr. Turke has treated all 3 of my children with wonderful results. Appointments are very quick and easy, as I am able to schedule appointments before or after school. My children are complimented often for their smiles!”

    - Amy M.

    best orthodontist tampa fl
  • “My 13 year old daughter was a patient of Dr. Turke. She had an overjet and a crossbite, but after her orthodontic treatment she now has a beautiful smile! We are so grateful to Dr. Turke!”

    - Faye T.

    best orthodontist brandon fl
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