Orthodontic Dentistry - Woodland Hills, CA

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Get Results Faster with Surgical Orthodontics

If you’re considering braces, or currently wear them, you may be discouraged by the amount of time your orthodontic treatment will take. Especially for adult patients, orthodontics can last between 2-3 years, during which time you have metal brackets and wires obstructing your smile. Our dentists at John M. Chaves, DDS have a solution for you with surgical orthodontics in Woodland Hills, CA! By partnering with your orthodontist, we can provide a procedure known as surgically facilitated orthodontic therapy (SFOT) to accelerate your treatment up to 2-3 times faster—often with more precise and longer-lasting results.

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The Impact of Surgical Intervention

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How Surgery Accelerates Orthodontics

Traditional orthodontic treatment with braces involves maintaining constant pressure on teeth to slowly move them through the bone and into position. For adults, this bone has completed its growth process and is both dense and strong, which often results in lengthier treatment. This also increases the likelihood of gum recession, bone loss, and gum disease. Our dentist partners with your orthodontist, so we can assist in shortening your treatment process while minimizing the risk of structural damage from braces.

Surgical orthodontics in Woodland Hills, CA involves precisely adjusting the gums and removing a minimal amount of bone around each of your teeth. This temporarily decreases the bone’s natural mineral content, so that teeth can freely move into position with significantly greater speed and accuracy. When the bone eventually heals, it is often stronger and denser than before, allowing for teeth to remain straight for predictably longer than with conventional braces treatment.

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Surgery from the Experts

Our dentist is part of the only dental specialty that completes advanced education and surgical training in treatments related specifically to the hard and soft tissues of the mouth. Not only knowledgeable in restoring functionality to these oral structures, but our dentist in Woodland Hills, CA also has the artistry and skill to optimize natural smile aesthetics with advanced surgical techniques. With these unique qualifications, years of experience, and hundreds of satisfied patients, our surgical team is the top choice for your care. Our expertise in oral surgery can help you experience better orthodontic treatment and the results you want, no matter your age or the condition of your teeth. Many of our patients are thrilled with how minimally invasive this procedure was with sedation and pleased their orthodontic treatment was shortened, sometimes completed in half the time!

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