Concord Orthodontic Surgery And Treatments

It’s never too late to enjoy a healthy smile

Our surgical and orthodontic treatments

Most people’s jawbones grow until they reach the ages of 16-18. Patients over these ages whose jaws don’t line up correctly often suffer from misaligned teeth, serious biting issues, and even self-esteem problems.

In those cases, orthodontic treatments are usually not enough. They need a combination of surgical and orthodontic treatments (like metal, ceramic braces, or Invisalign) to solve the problem. This combination allows us to move the jaws to their ideal position and strengthen the teeth to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

Some of the issues that we can correct using this approach are:

  • Overbite, underbite, and other bite problems
  • Severe malocclusion (misalignment of upper and lower teeth)
  • Jaw abnormalities
  • Facial asymmetry
  • TMJD (Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction)

Do you suffer from any of these conditions? Start now with a free consultation — no referral needed!

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“With today’s technology, we can solve nearly any orthodontic problem. It gives me great joy to be able to offer hope and possibilities to my patients.”

Dr. Luba Richter

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need surgery for my jaws?

If you are older than 16-18, your body has likely stopped developing — and so have your jaws. This means that, if your jaws are not properly aligned, orthodontic treatments alone won’t solve the problem, since your bones are not as “malleable” as those of younger patients. Fortunately, the combination of surgery and orthodontic treatments is an effective way to correct these issues.

Why do I need to treat biting/misalignment problems?

Orthodontic issues need to be addressed as soon as possible. When your upper and lower jaws are not properly aligned, it can lead to several problems, including speech, chewing, and aesthetic issues. They can also put you at a higher risk of suffering from sleep apnea and TMJD.

What should I expect after jaw surgery?

Recovery time after jaw surgery is relatively short, though this can vary depending on each patient. After your procedure, your surgeon will give you instructions that you will need to follow, such as resting for 1-3 weeks and avoiding strenuous activities. You will also be limiting your diet to liquids and then eventually soft foods.

Will I have any scars after jaw surgery?

Most incisions performed during jaw surgery will be done inside your mouth, so there won’t be any visible scars. In some cases, a small incision will be needed in the jaw, but it’s usually less than 5 mm long and virtually unnoticeable.

Why do I need braces or Invisalign after surgery?

While surgery allows us to align the jaws appropriately, this does not imply that your teeth will naturally shift into their ideal position. That is where orthodontic appliances come in to help you align your teeth correctly.

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Tuesday: 8:30AM–4:30PM
Wednesday: 10AM–4PM
Thursday: 8:30AM–4:30PM
Friday - Sunday: Closed

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Discover the difference Luba Richter Orthodontics can make in your life. Welcoming patients ages 6 to 100+!

1. Book your free consult and meet with an orthodontist

2. Work together to start your smile journey

3. See your smile — and your life — change for the better