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Surgical Orthodontics Milton, GA

Surgical Orthodontics

At Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry, we offer consultations with our experienced orthodontist Dr. Patel for those in need of surgical orthodontics. While many bite and teeth alignment issues can be resolved using routine orthodontic treatments, some cases may need surgical intervention to achieve the results desired. To determine whether surgical orthodontics are needed, Dr. Patel will first do a thorough exam and take the necessary x-rays to devise a comprehensive treatment plan.

What is Surgical Orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics refers to surgical intervention to correct jaw misalignments or irregularities. In most cases, surgical orthodontics are only performed on adults that have completely formed jaw bones. This is usually after age 16 for females and 18 for males. Surgery can be needed when the jaw alignment causes speech, chewing or aesthetic issues that cannot be corrected through braces alone. Often the jaw bones on either the top, bottom or both need to be moved to achieve an aligned bite through oral surgery.

When surgical orthodontics are needed, the patient will usually undergo the surgery in a hospital. The extent of the surgery will depend on the type of irregularity and what needs to be altered in the jaw. Braces will be used in conjunction with the surgery to ensure proper placement and alignment of the teeth. This can mean braces both before and after the surgery to align the teeth with the new configuration of the jaw bone.

When considering undergoing treatment for surgical orthodontics, you need an experienced orthodontist to oversee your entire treatment. Dr. Patel at Georgia Orthodontics & Children’s Dentistry has extensive training in the field of orthodontics, along with many years of experience. To learn more about surgical orthodontic options, contact our office today for a consultation with Dr. Patel.

Our Patients Reviews


Based on 154 reviews

I was skeptical about going back into braces. Since this was my second round, I wanted something fast and affordable. I met with Dr. Patel and he was fantastic! He gave me different options, he was very detailed and he answered all my questions.

Karem M.

Dr. Patel is a gem of a person. My daughter is getting braces dine and dr. and staff make sure my daughter is comfortable with the treatment. Dr. Patel explains entire process patiently and gives time to answer any question we may have. Our experience is great and I strongly refer Dr. Patel for yours or your kid's orthodontics needs...

Dipal G.

Highly recommend Milton Dental Specialists!! They were so sweet to my daughter and took extra time and effort to make her enjoy her experience and be comfortable! As a parent this is much appreciated! My daughter left smiling and excited to have her teeth cleaned. Thank you Dr. Chong and Renal!

Natalie M.

An inviting waiting room with the front desk staff greeting me with a smile. Staff was very educated answering as many questions as possible since it was my first consultation for orthodontic help. Dr. Patel was VERY personable giving me all of the options for a plan of action the crowding of my teeth, and gave me all the information (time length, issues to be concerned with, financial differences) to help me choose the best plan for me. His details helped me to feel very comfortable with having to get braces as a female post 25+ years. I definitely recommend him as an orthodontist in the Milton/ North Atlanta area if you are looking for one. Best thing is that the first consultation was absolutely free!

Arti D.

Wow!!! What a great experience with Dr. Chong and Patel and their team at MDS. I was hesistant to send my kids to anyone but Dr. Chong just made my youngest feel so at ease that I knew this was the right place . And I’m now considering seeing Dr. Patel to finally get my teeth straightened after years of being apprehensive about my apprearance . Thanks to everyone at MDS

Jagdeep S.

Very happy with Milton Demtal Specialists. Having a dentist and orthodontist in one location makes dental exams easy while wearing braces. They have great hours and are very accommodating for kids in school who don’t want to miss school for orthodontic or dental work. Very happy with both the dentist and orthodontist.

Christy D.