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Surgical orthodontics is a form of dental surgery to correct severe cases of bad bites and jawbone abnormalities.
In the treatment of dental abnormalities, bad bites (malocclusion) and crooked teeth are usually corrected by an orthodontist. Abnormalities of the jaw are usually corrected by an oral maxillofacial surgeon. When both conditions exist, it is ideal to find an orthodontist and oral surgeon working together. This teamwork approach to complex dentofacial problems is providing better oral health for thousands of adults and children. These thousands are rewarded with straight teeth, bright smiles and facial symmetry – a beauty of shape, form and position.