Correct Jaw Irregularities with Surgical Orthodontics

While many orthodontic treatments focus on the teeth, the jaw is important too. Jaw irregularities such as a protruding or receding jaw can contribute to numerous life-altering issues, including:

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  • Difficulty chewing or biting
  • Sleep apnea
  • TMJ disorders
  • Breathing problems
  • Speech impediments
  • Facial irregularities

While we don’t perform surgery ourselves, we work closely with an oral surgeon and a periodontist to correct jaw irregularities and issues with your bones and gums that impact your health. To find out more about how surgical orthodontics can transform your smile – and your life – for the better, call our Boca Raton, FL or Coral Springs, FL orthodontist office at (561) 220-1861.

We Coordinate with an Oral Surgeon for Surgical Orthodontics

When your jaw moves as it does with orthodontic surgery, your teeth will need to move too. And that’s where we come in. Typically, we’ll use braces to move your teeth in a process that takes six to 18 months. You’ll check in regularly with Dr. Peter Wohlgemuth or Dr. Ira Rothstein throughout your treatment to ensure your teeth are moving into the desired positions.

You’ll then have surgery to place your jaws into the proper alignment. The surgeon will reposition your jaw forward or backward, as needed, or possibly lower or raise it. The surgeon may augment the jaw with additional bone. Once your jaws are aligned, your teeth should fit into their proper positions. Your facial appearance will likely improve, and you may be able to breathe or eat more easily. You may also get relief from chronic jaw pain or headaches.

After a healing period of usually four to eight weeks, Dr. Wohlgemuth or Dr. Rothstein will make final adjustments to your bite. You can expect to get your braces removed within six to 12 months following surgery. And we’ll likely suggest a retainer to maintain your beautiful new smile.

There is no other dentist you can trust in the area, Dr. Wohlgemuth or Dr. Rothstein are active members of professional organizations like American Association of Orthodontists, Florida Association of Orthodontists and American Dental Association, to name a few.

You Can Relax Working With Our Experienced Orthodontists

Because surgical orthodontics involves a pretty complex treatment process, you’ll feel better working with experienced orthodontists like Dr. Wohlgemuth and Dr. Rothstein. Both of them graduated near the top of their respective classes in dental school, and they have improved thousands of smiles in their combined 35-plus years of practicing dentistry.

To find out if you can benefit from surgical orthodontics, call Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R at (561) 483-0072 or use our online form. We’re located in the Somerset Shoppes in Boca Raton, FL, and we have a second office in Coral Springs, FL.

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Surgical orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. To learn more about surgical orthodontics, visit - To schedule an appointment with Dr. Rothstein or Dr. Wohlgemuth in any of our offices, contact 561-327-6775 for our Boca Raton office, or 954-388-9225 for our Coral Springs. To learn more about Smiles by Dr. W and Dr. R, visit - Follow us: Facebook: Twitter: