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Orthodontic Surgery Specialist

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants -  - Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon located in Bayside, Bayside, NY & Upper East Side, New York, NY

Sometimes you need more than braces to get a straighter smile, which is why Scott Goldstein, MS, DDS, and Peter Rosa, DDS, MD, FACS, offer safe and effective orthodontic surgery at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants. With two convenient New York City locations in Bayside, Queens, and Manhattan’s Upper East Side, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants is a trusted and reliable provider of orthodontic surgery. Schedule your consultation today by calling either office and speaking with a friendly team member or booking a visit online.

Orthodontic Surgery Q & A

What is orthodontic surgery?

Orthodontic surgery encompasses a variety of procedures used to properly align your teeth and bite. While alignment problems are most often treated with orthodontic appliances, like braces, aligners, and space maintainers, there are some situations that require more advanced treatment. 

In these cases, orthodontic surgery can be a safe and effective way to achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. 

What are the benefits of a straight smile?

There are many advantages to having straight teeth and a properly aligned jaw, both cosmetically and medically speaking.

Improved alignment makes it easier for you to speak properly and chew your food. It also distributes your biting pressure more evenly, preventing excessive wear-and-tear on your teeth. 

Straight teeth are easier to keep clean, which means a reduced likelihood of developing tooth decay and gum disease, and can also improve its appearance, which can enhance your confidence and boost your self-esteem.

What types of orthodontic surgery do you perform?

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants offers several orthodontic surgeries, including:

Tooth exposure

Tooth exposure is a procedure performed to treat an impacted tooth. Some impacted teeth (like wisdom teeth) aren’t necessary to the proper functioning of your mouth and can be extracted and removed entirely. But other teeth (like canines) are vital to your oral architecture, making it advisable to coax them into emerging into your dental arch.

During a tooth exposure, your oral surgeon cuts open the area of your gums covering your impacted tooth, then attaches a bracket to the tooth. The bracket is fitted with a chain and rubber band, and attached to an orthodontic archwire, exerting a gentle pulling force on the tooth that gradually guides it into place.

Corrective jaw surgery

During corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, your oral surgeon precisely cuts your jawbone into multiple pieces, then repositions those pieces to create a better alignment. The pieces are secured with screws, wires, metal plates, or rubber bands, helping them to stay properly aligned as your jaw heals in its new position.

The team at Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates and Advanced Dental Implants looks forward to improving your smile with high-quality orthodontic surgery. To learn more about the process, call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule a consultation today.