There is such joy and happiness felt at each visit to see Dr. Wilson, Dr. Kim and the entire staff. I feel like I am with friends and family by the way they treat me and all their patients. There is no better place to come to improve a smile and I always leave the office with a smile. I feel like their office is one of the happiest places on earth!
Best orthodontist office in town. The office is beautiful with state of the art technology. The entire staff is amazing. Dr Don has worked on 2 of my kids and has been incredible through each. He really cares about his patients and gets to know them.
Best Orthodontist Practice in Marin! My daughter finished treatment with Dr Wilson and now my son is seeing Dr Kim. My daughter receives so many compliments on how perfect her teeth are! Warm and inviting office, friendly staff, and very personable and skilled Orthodontists. Highly recommend!
Dr. Don & staff are THE BEST!!!! My daughter’s treatment was a big job and the progress so far has been TOP NOTCH!!!! Love the ladies in the office. So helpful and understanding with scheduling! Thank you!
Got braces last November from Dr. Wilson. The changes have been quick and stunning. I received a level of hospitality from the staff that amazed me from the start, and every staff member seemed engaged and professional. It’s clear to me that this is isn’t just any dentists office.
6/5 stars. Never did I think I’d have a good time watching Elf. Y’all did it for me. Thank you!
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 and Dr. Kim 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.