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5 Stars

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...

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Melissa Hosking
Melissa Hosking

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month 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.

Susan Cone
Susan Cone

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Don was our Orthodontist of choice for 13 years straight. We consistently had a child in braces starting with our oldest son and ending last year when our youngest daughter had her braces removed. It was always a pleasure visiting Dr. Don's office. We love Dr. Don, his friendly staff, and his inviting, fun and comfortable office!! To top it off, our children have beautiful smiles, or more beautiful because of Dr. Don & Staff. We highly recommend his practice, if you are in need of orthodontia.

Caroline Hynes-Marino
Caroline Hynes-Marino

5 out of 5 stars

posted 4 months ago

Dr Don is truly the "Rock Star of Orthodontists" both of my daughters' teeth were perfect by the time treatment ended; Dr Don is very kind and a true perfectionist and it shows in his work. Not only was the end result as expected we also enjoyed our office visits because the staff are so friendly, patient, kind and funny. The waiting area is enjoyable with the entertainment of the Kaleidoscope TV, magazines, tea and coffee. It really was relaxing while I waited for my girls to finish up. I have no hesitation in recommending Dr Don and his fantastic staff.

David Crockett
David Crockett

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Wow!! I was really wondering if Dr. Wilson would be able to fix my teeth/bite. He did! What a wonderful office. Great staff, really made me feel welcome every visit. Highly recommended!

Robert Carroll
Robert Carroll

5 out of 5 stars

posted 1 month ago

Dr. Don and team are amazing. They always bring a very personal level of care to whatever they do. They are consummate professionals while maintaining a very human touch. I highly recommend them and their work.

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.