Surgical Orthodontics

There may be some instances in which a patient needs more care than is available from more traditional orthodontic treatments. If a patient has severe issues with their bite or severe malocclusions (problems with the upper and lower teeth meeting properly) or abnormalities with the structure of their jaws, our orthodontist may suggest surgical orthodontics or orthognathic surgery in Glastonbury, Connecticut. If you would like to meet with Dr. Richard Risinger, call Risinger Orthodontics at 860-633-8321, and a member of our team will be happy to help you plan your visit.

We understand that the prospect of surgery can be a bit daunting, and we do not want you to avoid the care you need because of the cost of your treatment. We are happy to help you get the most out of your insurance benefits as well as work with you to help create your own payment plan to fit with your budget.

Preparation for and recovery from surgery will vary from person to person. Whatever treatment you have done, our orthodontist will make sure that you are prepared for your procedure. Be sure to follow our instructions for what to do before your surgery and be sure to take care and also follow the recovery plan our team will make with you. Doing so will help you recover as fast as possible and ensure your treatment stays safe and keeps your smile healthy.

Jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, may be needed if your oral health, function and appearance are affected by problems that cannot be corrected through more conservative treatments. Surgical treatment may be needed to correct abnormalities in the teeth, jaws or facial bones. It is especially important to receive the treatment you need if these abnormalities are causing difficulties in speaking, chewing, eating, sleeping or other routine activities. In addition to making these activities easier and more comfortable, jaw surgery can help to improve your oral appearance and even the appearance of your overall facial profile.

At our office, we use the latest technology, techniques and materials to ensure that you achieve the best possible results. Before your treatment, we will review the procedure with you and show you the details of the treatment so you can feel comfortable with the care you receive at our office. You can rest assured that our team will provide you with a comfortable, positive experience. Following orthognathic surgery, you may need another treatment to help you reach optimal results. To learn more and find out if jaw surgery is right for your smile, we welcome you to contact our orthodontist and team today. We are committed to improving your smile!