Coordinating advanced care.
Occasionally, an orthodontic problem may be severe enough that it cannot be corrected by braces or aligners alone. This can include cases of jaw bone abnormalities, malocclusion, or misaligned bites. When these conditions require surgery, Dr. Mantel will refer patients to a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon who is skilled in performing procedures on the mouth, jaw, face and skull. She will work hand in hand with the surgeon to ensure ideal results. Following surgery and healing, Dr. Mantel will fit braces to bring the teeth into final alignment.