Traditionally, combining orthognathic surgery and orthodontic therapy has been used to correct moderate to severe dentoskeletal deformity, which is difficult to accomplish with an orthodontic treatment alone.
Orthognathic surgery is used for the following reasons:
- Correcting esthetic flaws caused by dentoskeletal discrepancies which is beyond the means of orthodontic correction.
- Correction of TMJ related issues caused by dentoskeletal discrepancies.
- Cure of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in severe patient cases caused by upper airway obstruction.
In our practice, Dr. Yousefian incorporates Telegtnathic surgery with Teledontics as the protocol of maximizing the expansion and forward movement of the jaws for the proper correction of TMJ and Obstructive Airway issues. This allows us to achieve results that are not only esthetically perfect, but also functionally precise that last a lifetime! In the most severe cases, an advancement of 10-20mm is usually enough to correct esthetic, TMJ and Obstructive Airway disorders.
Why Choose Bellevue Orthodontist Dr Yousefian?
Dr. Yousefian has a subspecialty and expertise, which just a few clinicians in the world have. He is Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine, Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Board - Eligible for the American Board of Craniofacial Pain and American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine. Bellevue Orthodontist Dr. Yousefian has been recognized by his peers as an expert in his field. He has been providing cutting-edge diagnosis, prevention and comprehensive treatment for health conscious individuals with complex issues including; bite problems, TMJ-related jaw pain and headaches, snoring and sleep apnea and facial aging for over 23 years in Bellevue, WA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics and Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. His innovative approach to treatment of TMD and sleep apnea has been taught to the dental and medical practitioners in his study clubs called “Comprehensive Treatment Seminars.” He has been invited to numerous local and international meetings as well as TV health programs, to present his experience with this new integrative medical/dental treatment paradigm "Teledontics". Orthodontist Dr. Yousefian has obtained several undisputed patents on orthodontic and sleep appliances, which are currently manufactured and distributed by leading orthodontic laboratories.