Orthodontic Related Surgery

As part of your orthodontic treatment to correct an improper bite and/or teeth irregularity, orthodontic-related surgical procedures may be required. If this is the case for you, it is likely that your orthodontist or dentist will refer you to Riverside Oral & Facial Surgery, so that you may receive your surgical procedure in our state-of-the-art facility.

Orthodontic-related procedures can include:

Exposure and bonding of impacted teeth

  • It’s not always necessary to remove an impacted or “stuck” tooth. Exposure and bonding of impacted teeth is an orthodontic-related procedure where the tooth is brought into proper alignment by removing the overlaying gum and bone to expose the tooth. Usually, a bracket is bonded to the tooth with an attached gold chain for the orthodontist to pull on after exposing it. Your orthodontist is specially equipped to perform this orthodontic-related procedure using various springs or elastic bands to guide the tooth into the mouth.

Up-righting of impacted teeth (temporary anchorage devices [TAD])

  • This orthodontic-related procedure involves the surgical placement of small screws into the jaw to facilitate tooth movement. The TAD is then later removed a few months later when it is no longer needed. Surgical placement of TADs may be done in the office setting either under local anesthesia or with sedation.


Impacted Canine Surgery

Frenectomy Surgery

Temporary Anchorage Devices