Surgical Orthodontics Near Me

Many people don’t realize that problems such as bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, or misaligned jaws can be corrected with orthognathic surgery. “Orthognathic” means to move the position of the jaws, improving your bite while optimizing your oral health and wellness. In general, our orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA, recommends surgery as a last resort. However, there may be certain situations where surgery will produce the best result.

If you need surgical orthodontics, Dr. Mergen will work closely with an oral surgeon to prepare your teeth for any upcoming procedures.

When Should You Consider Surgical Orthodontics?

Orthognathic surgery can help you to chew, speak, and breathe better. Frequently, it can also help to enhance your appearance.

Common reasons to seek surgical orthodontics: 

  • Chronic headaches
  • Chronic jaw pain or jaw joint pain
  • Chronic mouth breathing or dry mouth
  • TMJ pain
  • Breathing problems while asleep (sleep apnea)
  • Difficulty chewing, biting, or swallowing
  • Difficulty closing lips completely
  • Excessive wearing of the teeth
  • Open bite (i.e. space left between your upper and lower teeth when your mouth is closed)
  • An uneven facial appearance from the front or side
  • Receding chin or protruding jaw
  • Facial injury or birth defects

Our highly trained team knows that the success of any orthodontic treatment depends on the health and position of your teeth and jaw. If your orthodontic treatment requires the expertise of an oral surgeon, Dr. Mergen will personally oversee the necessary pre- and post-operative orthodontic procedures. This is just another way we make providing our patients with healthy, beautiful smiles our top priority!

100% Satisfaction Guarantee

We’re so confident you will love your experience at Mergen Orthodontics, we back it up with a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. If you are less than satisfied with the care you receive from our team, simply let us know and we’ll do what it takes to make it right. It’s our promise to you!

Request a Free Smile Assessment

At Mergen Orthodontics, we offer 5-star patient care which starts with a complimentary exam. During your consultation for orthognathic surgery, our team will be happy to answer all your questions about our orthodontic treatments, offices, flexible payment options, and anything else you may want to know about us!

Your first appointment includes the following:

  • Office tour
  • Complimentary snack and beverage
  • Thorough exam
  • Digital X-rays
  • 3D digital imaging of your teeth
  • In-depth consultation

A $567 Value—At No Cost to You!

Book a Consultation with Dr. Mergen

Ready to entrust your dental health to Mergen Orthodontics? Our orthodontist in Coralville and Iowa City, IA, would be more than happy to determine if you’re a candidate for surgical orthodontics. To book a free consultation, please call our Coralville office at (319) 626-2142 or our Iowa City office at (319) 688-0800. You may also request an appointment online.

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