I am pleased with the service we've received at Dr. Wilson's since the beginning of my children's treatment. Dr. Wilson is very personable and friendly. During the initial consult, he thoroughly explained the problem with my children's teeth in a way I could understand and the process he recommends.I was most relieved when they were willing to help us find a payment scheme that works with our budget. This was one of the factors that helped us decide where to take our kids for their braces.The dental staff are very friendly and makes my kids feel relaxed and at ease and are all easy to talk to. My kids love the tooth tokens!
Their waiting area really takes client's needs into consideration --- movies and video games for the kids to watch/play with and coffee for the adults to name a few. Makes waiting more bearable.
Most of all, I am pleased with the results I've seen so far since my children started wearing braces. I am so happy that we discovered Dr. Wilson. I would recommend his professional service to others because we've experienced it for ourselves.
Both of my sons saw Dr. Don relatively close to the beginning of his time at the Novato office. My older son's mouth was a true "piece of work." So much so, that Dr. Don was able to use what he did for him as a case study. Without extracting a single tooth, Dr. Don performed the miracle of transforming a very gawky kid into an extremely confident young man. He did this with not only his skills, but with the way he conducted himself with my son. Dr. Don was the perfect blend of funny and sensible, instilling good dental habits in both of my boys. I should add that Dr. Don was honest enough to admit that my younger son was just "not a good candidate for braces." That said, he created retainers for him so that his teeth did not shift over time. We always looked forward to seeing everyone at the office and we truly miss checking in. Most of all, we are so thankful that Dr. Don created and maintained the confident, bright smiles of two pretty special young men in my life!
As a military family, we've moved around a lot and have had experience with different orthodontists throughout the country. Dr. Wilson and his staff make you feel like a welcomed member of their family from day one. They are kind, thoughtful, gentle, and thoroughly professional. The office is bright, cheery, and exceptionally kid friendly. I wish all orthodontists and dentists had offices like Dr. Wilson's. My children have always felt comfortable there and look forward to their appointments. Dr. Wilson and his incredible staff are always available to help. They really take the time get to know their patients. I wouldn't go anywhere else. Thanks to Dr. Wilson, my children's smiles have been transformed. I highly recommend Dr. Wilson for all orthodontic needs!
Orthognathic (Orthodontic) Jaw Surgery
Orthognathic (orthodontic) jaw surgery may be required to correct misalignment of the jaws when braces alone are not enough.
The least intervention necessary is best, but sometimes, creating a healthy bite requires more than braces.
The word orthognathic comes from the Greek language and means ‘to straighten’ (ortho) and ‘jaw’ (ngathic). Therefore, orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery used to correct misaligned jaws.
Orthodontics can usually correct bite problems when the teeth are misaligned, but corrective jaw surgery may be necessary to correct misalignment of the jaws. This misalignment may be caused by upper and lower jaws growing at different rates, or by injury and/or birth defects. Often these abnormalities can cause…
- Difficulty with chewing or biting
- Difficulty with swallowing
- Difficulty with clear speech
- Chronic jaw or jaw joint (TMJ) pain
- Headache, neck pain or shoulder pain
- Pain that radiates into the body
- Excessive wear of the teeth
- Open bite (upper and lower teeth don’t meet when the mouth is closed)
- Unbalanced facial appearance from the front or side
- Receding chin
- Protruding jaw
- Difficulty making lips meet
- Chronic mouth breathing and dry mouth
- Sleep problems, including snoring, difficult breathing and sleep apnea
Corrective jaw surgery will move your teeth and jaws into positions that are more balanced, functional and healthy. While the goal of orthognathic surgery is to improve bite and function, for many patients the surgery also improves appearance and speech. The results of corrective jaw surgery can be dramatic and will have a positive effect on your oral health, overall health and self-esteem.
Using the latest in digital imaging technology, Dr. Don will determine if orthognathic surgery is the correct treatment option for you and will demonstrate to you the overall functional and aesthetic benefits of orthognathic surgery. Computerized treatment planning will…
- Reveal, in advance, the dramatic improvements in your facial balance
- Minimize your treatment time, recovery period and the overall success of surgery.
State-of-the-art materials such as titanium plates and miniature screws provide stability, strength and predictability to 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.