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Heather M.'s Review Heather M.
5 Stars

Dr. Don is the BEST! I live in Napa, and I chose to drive to Novato for my ortho needs after just one consultation with Dr. Don.

His staff is entirely...

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Darlene Kenny Hayes
Darlene Kenny Hayes

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Don's office is warm, and so "kid-friendly." We travel all the way from Albany because we know we are seeing the BEST in Dr. Don. He's awesome.....so encouraging, so positive, so pleasant!! (as are all his assistants!)
Staff is always friendly. Things to do for the children in the waiting room, BUT the wait is never very long. The scheduling of appointments is well done.

Melissa Hosking
Melissa Hosking

5 out of 5 stars

posted 5 months ago

Dr. Wilson and his staff are so great! Not only did they give me a great smile, but they were always so nice, funny, and caring--and provided a great atmosphere for everyone around them. They constantly made sure that I was comfortable and relaxed whenever I was there, and with a movie always playing right above me while I was being worked on, I actually had fun, too! It really is the best orthodontist office to be in.

To top it off, Dr. Wilson gave me an AMAZING smile, which, truthfully, I always get complimented on. He is such a perfectionist in his work--at the end of my treatment, he even went so far to make sure to move my teeth a fraction of a centimeter one way to make my teeth perfect! I truly, truly recommend him as an orthodontist.

Jorge Hurtado
Jorge Hurtado

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Dr. Don and all his team are simply the best and most professional individuals. They cared for me like a family member and I could not be any happier with the results. I recommend anyone I know to his office because I know they will be treated by a team of caring professionals who love to have fun and make people smile.

Isabelle Bailey
Isabelle Bailey

5 out of 5 stars

posted 3 weeks ago

Don has worked on myself and my oldest son. He came HIGHLY recommended to us by another orthodontist who was retiring and I did my research and went to a number of practices before deciding to work with him. My oldest had a situation which can be tricky and the ultimate outcome isn't really guaranteed but he is 19 now and flashes a pretty handsome grin, if I do say so myself. All that terrible shyness and anxiety about his bite and how he looked (lower teeth closing in front of uppers) has been long ago forgotten. We moved but continued to travel to see him because I just wouldn't go anywhere else. He also happens to be a very nice guy and the office folks are also great.

Maria Lopez
Maria Lopez

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 week ago

We'll i tink this is the best place i have for my son ALEX LOPEZ he's AUTISTIC and they know how to treat him, , I really I appreciate it everybody in that place are very very nice they treat us with a lot of courtesy thank you dr. Wilson we keep in touch Maria and Alex

Jaw Surgery


Orthognathic (Orthodontic) Jaw Surgery

Don L Wilson DDS MSD Novato CA 94945 Jaw Surgery PhotoOrthognathic (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.

Don L Wilson DDS MSD Novato CA 94945 RabbitUsing 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.

Call or e-mail us to schedule an appointment for a complimentary examination.