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Can you get surgery to fix your crooked teeth?

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not by itself

If teeth are crooked you need braces.
If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.

In brief: Not by itself

If teeth are crooked you need braces.
If jaws are crooked (misshapen, maligned, of different sizes), you may also need surgery. Seek consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who will also refer you to an oral surgeon for consultation if warranted. Learn all you can before making a decision. And don't drink the kool aid...If it sounds too good to be true it probably is.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Other options

If it is just a matter of crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment would be the most likely method to correct the misalignment.
The extraction of selected teeth is often part of orthodontic treatment. Finally, if it is due to a serious discrepancy in jaw size or position, sometimes orthognathic surgery is combined with orthodontic treatment for best results. Get an orthodontic consultation or even two.

In brief: Other options

If it is just a matter of crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment would be the most likely method to correct the misalignment.
The extraction of selected teeth is often part of orthodontic treatment. Finally, if it is due to a serious discrepancy in jaw size or position, sometimes orthognathic surgery is combined with orthodontic treatment for best results. Get an orthodontic consultation or even two.
Dr. Gary Sandler
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Dr. Alan Zweig
Dentistry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: That's drastic

Surgery can be done to correct severe jaw misalignment.
Orthodontics is the best way to straighten crooked teeth.

In brief: That's drastic

Surgery can be done to correct severe jaw misalignment.
Orthodontics is the best way to straighten crooked teeth.
Dr. Alan Zweig
Dr. Alan Zweig
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics

In brief: Depends

See the Orthodontist.
Usually braces are used to straighten crooked teeth. Sometimes surgery is done in conjunction with orthodontics if the facial bone structure needs to be corrected for the teeth to align properly with the correct bite. Good Luck.

In brief: Depends

See the Orthodontist.
Usually braces are used to straighten crooked teeth. Sometimes surgery is done in conjunction with orthodontics if the facial bone structure needs to be corrected for the teeth to align properly with the correct bite. Good Luck.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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Dr. Dennis Cufone
Dentistry

In brief: Veneers

Technically, if you restored your smile with veneers, it is considered a surgery.
Cutting down tooth structure to straighten the arch for veneers is a form of surgery, though not terribly invasive!

In brief: Veneers

Technically, if you restored your smile with veneers, it is considered a surgery.
Cutting down tooth structure to straighten the arch for veneers is a form of surgery, though not terribly invasive!
Dr. Dennis Cufone
Dr. Dennis Cufone
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