Andrea Swetland
Andrea Swetland

5 out of 5 stars

posted 2 weeks ago

We have 5 kids that we have "put thru" doctor Don. Our oldest is all done with his treatment and just graduated from High School and we were very happy to see that he won 'Best Smile". It is amazing to see how much not only all their teeth have changed but also how much their faces and jawlines have changed. I had braces when I was young and didn't wear my bottom retainer as I should have - I am going to go to Dr. Don to straighten those 4 teeth as well. We are a family who believes in the work he does plus he has such a great personality my kids enjoy their appointments.

Teena Madison
Teena Madison

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

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.

Natalie Baron
Natalie Baron

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 days ago

Dr. Don is an excellent orthodontist and a very friendly individual. His practice has morphed my once crooked and disfigured underbite to a beautiful and attractive smile. Not only is his workplace professional and successful, Dr. Don and every member of his team are kindhearted, fun, and strongly devoted to their patients. As a teenage girl, I definitely looked forward going to the orthodontist because I believe it was the staff and Dr. Don himself who consistently radiated charming character and created a pleasant environment. Many of my friends from school also went to Wilson Orthodontist and I have seen fantastic smiles on their faces as well. Dr. Don is the absolute best at his craft and completely transformed my mouth. Thank you Dr. Don!!!

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.