Wonderful staff. All employees, including Don Wilson, are kind and friendly and you never feel rushed or that you are being a hassle if you have lots of questions regarding the procedure, the process, or simply the form you are filing out. I always feel relaxed and confident in the decisions we make together as we think through my children’s dental future.
My family is so happy we chose them as our orthodontist. They’ve done an amazing job physically with the teeth and really meet the emotional needs of my ‘sensitive’ child. Every time we walk out of there, she comes out and says how much she liked talking to them. They’ve been so great and I highly recommend them. Their entire staff goes above and beyond to create a good environment. They are great with responding to emergency appts and communicate well with both me and my child.
My daughter has had the best care with Dr Wilson, Dr Kim and their entire staff. They have supported her through 2 sets of braces, retainers, a bike accident (involving her teeth of course), wisdom teeth removal and more. They have guided, coached and cared for her like family for more than half her life thus far. She enjoys her checkups especially Dr Don with his fun personality, always a huge smile when he see’s her, ready with a hug if you need one and lots of high fives for a job well done.
Above all, they support many families and kids in our community that would have never had the chance for a beautiful smile without them.
Wilson and Kim is wonderful! Each visit is thorough and efficient. They do not push for othondontia until the timing is right for the child. We have always had an excellent experience.
I interviewed several orthodontists in Novato, and I am utterly pleased with the level of expertise & support we have consistently received from doctors Wilson and Kim over the past year. Super friendly staff, extremely knowledgeable, patient & pleasant doctors, and we’re always treated as if we’re celebrities in their practice! 😊 I wholeheartedly recommend doctors Wilson & Kim for top of the line orthodontic care.
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.