Surgical Orthodnontics

At Kuncio Orthodontics, we only resort to surgical intervention and extractions when absolutely necessary.

Dr. Kuncio’s orthodontic philosophy focuses on the health and wellness of each patient. He is guided by the principle that nature comes first, and treatment follows from there. This approach is one that begins with preventative measures, incorporates the latest orthodontic technology, and only resorts to surgical intervention and extraction of teeth when absolutely necessary.  

While we always aim to avoid surgery and extractions, these means sometimes become necessary with complex cases. Dating back to his extensive experience with surgical cases in hospital residency, Dr. Kuncio collaborates with a network of talented and experienced oral and maxillofacial surgeons to ensure the best care for his patients.

Orthognathic (jaw) surgery can correct complex craniofacial cases involving the mouth, jaw, face, and skull. These might include severe underbites or overbites, jawbone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Other less invasive surgical procedures, such as corticotomies and placement of mini-implants, can greatly enhance what orthodontists can accomplish. Dr. Kuncio has treated dozens of such cases, and has published cases in this field as well.

Before surgery, Dr. Kuncio prepares you for the best possible result by conducting an orthodontic treatment plan in conjunction with the surgeon. When you are ready both in terms of age (the jaw must be finished growing) and treatment, you will be referred for the procedure.  After surgery, Dr. Kuncio works with your surgeon to continue orthodontic treatment before fitting you with a retainer to maintain your new smile.

While all major medical surgeries do entail risks, orthognathic surgery has been performed safely for decades. As with all of our treatment plans, we are always here for you to ask questions and to alleviate your concerns.