Jaw Surgery & Orthodontic Treatment
Corrective jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery) treats and corrects abnormalities of the facial bones, specifically the jaws and the teeth. Often, these abnormalities cause difficulty associated with chewing, breathing, talking, sleeping and other routine activities. Orthognathic surgery corrects these problems and, in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, will improve the overall appearance of the facial profile.
“I was sent to Dr Hakim by my orthognathic surgeon, Dr Gunson in Santa Barbara. My results have been fantastic with people consistently stunned by how good my smile looks. My apnea is completely gone. For reference, Dr. Gunson is widely considered the best jaw surgeon in the country. As such he has worked with scores if not hundreds of orthodontists over the years. He could have recommended any orthodontist to partner with on a difficult case of a receded jaw. He, a world renowned jaw surgeon, chose Dr. Hakim.” ~ Ameer R.
State–of-the-art digital imaging, materials and technology
Dr. Hakim uses the most sophisticated and latest in digital imaging technology to design treatment plans. Computerized treatment planning minimizes treatment times, recovery periods and the overall efficacy of your surgery. State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength, and predictability to your treatment. These advances in technology, procedures, and equipment reduce post-surgical recovery time, thus allowing patients to return to their normal routines soon after the surgery.
Orthognathic surgery may be unnecessary if orthodontic treatment can correct the problem. With the latest advances in orthodontics, this is sometimes the case. Dr. Hakim will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you.