Malocclusion is defined as the irregular contact of opposing teeth in the upper and lower jaw. There are two types of malocclusion:
While most dental malocclusions are treatable by standard orthodontic means, skeletal malocclusions are often not amenable to treatment by standard orthodontic techniques. Skeletal Malocclusions can often be treated by performing corrective jaw or orthognathic surgery. These procedures are treatment planned and performed by Dr. Weeman in conjunction with a specialized oral surgical team. While the patient's appearance may be dramatically enhanced as a result of orthognathic surgery, these procedures also correct functional problems such as chewing speaking and breathing. If you have been told that standard orthodontic techniques cannot correct problems that you may have, Dr. Weeman and his staff are highly experienced and are on the forefront of offering you the option of orthognathic procedures.