Orthognathic or maxillofacial surgery in conjunction with comprehensive orthodontics is a form of treatment that can help fix complex dental problems, such as an offset bite, facial deformities, or severe malocclusions in teens and adults over the age of 16 years who have fully developed jaws. Generally, the process starts with braces for about 9-12 months followed by surgery and then finishing up with braces for a few more months. Board-certified orthodontist Dr. Saoly Benson is experienced and highly trained in executing orthodontic surgery. o find out more about orthodontic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Benson at her practice in Las Vegas, NV.
"Thank you to The Art of Braces for making this smile even more beautiful and making the experience of having braces so positive that Sofia did want to take them off! To top it off Sofia even got a special board from Dr Benson and her staff! ??????"- N.B. / Facebook / Feb 05, 2019
"My son could be in better hands. Wholly cow they are friendly through. super friend and communicative. Dr Benson and team are fabulous!I only wish the seating was more comfortable in the waiting room(not enough to ding them on the score). Love the charging stations in the waiting room."- L.C. / Yelp / Mar 31, 2022
"Here’s my experIence with Dr Benson, I went into the consultation not sure of how to explain what has been bothering me about my teeth and smile. Ive had braces in high school which was in 2002 with a dif dr but wasn’t happy with the results and never confident with my smile this is my second time and it’s only been almost 3 months that I’ve gone to see Dr Benson and I’m shook!! My teeth are already getting straight. Still have 9 months and I can’t wait to see the results. She literally knew what she was talking about and def full of knowledge and so thorough with issues I didn’t even know how to explain that I hated about my smile! She was patient with all of my questions and was so professional, warm and understanding. Her staff is incredibly kind as well. I’ll do an update in the end cuz I still have months to go but so far, do not hesitate if u want to have great teeth again. I love her art work displayed all over! They’re so beautiful! Thank u Dr Benson and everyone else who has been kind.Our smile is one of our biggest asset. Def worth the investment so far. I hope to look as amazing as the after photos of the others she has helped."- S.S. / Yelp / Nov 16, 2021
"So Thankful for the Art of Braces!!! - I've been on a long braces journey with the Art Of Braces with no fault other than mine, but it has been a great experience. From my very first consultation everyone from the front desk receptionist to the dental hygenist, and especially Dr. Benson has been extremely nice and patient with me. I started with Invisalign. It was great. They take pictures at your appointments so you can see the progress your teeth are making and I think that's super cool. The only problem with the Invisalign was me. I never wore it. I would wear them constantly for 3 weeks then not wear them for about a month. It was not working due to the inactivity of me not wearing my trays. I finally decided I wanted to take responsibility for my teeth. I went over other options with Dr. Benson and she told me about Inbrace. It's like regular braces but instead of the brackets on the outside of your teeth, they are on the inside. Being that I am a bartender and in my late 20's I loved this option. I would wear my braces full-time without the option of taking them off and nobody would be able to see them. For inbrace, they take a 3d scan of your teeth and create a smart wire that helps move your teeth to where they need to go. Sofia called to schedule my appointment. She is always so cheerful and bright on the phone and in person! When I came in to get the inbrace, I was a bit freaked out and nervous. Sofia calmed me down and told me just to breathe. Amber took me back and started putting on the brackets. She knew I was nervous, so she started cracking jokes and acting like we were old-time friends. Took my nerves right out of me. I enjoyed hanging out with Amber while she put the brackets and the wire on. It's been about a week since I've had it on now and I couldn't be happier with my decision. The pain level is about 3 out of 10. No pain just soreness like every other braces. I'm teaching myself how to re-eat since the brackets are in the side, but I love that I can't take them off. I will be in them for about 15-18 months, but so happy to be doing with Dr Benson, Amber, and Sofia. Thank you so much to all of them! I will update my review at the end of my treatment!"- G. / RealSelf / Oct 26, 2021
"Could not recommend a more professional practice - I could not be happier with my treatment. Dr. Benson and staff are amazing. Personable, professional, kind. I’m halfway through my braces and already seeing amazing results. And I just had lip filler and I’m in love! I got the result I was hoping for, just a natural plump! Could not recommend a more professional practice for your teeth and filler needs!"- C. / RealSelf / Sep 02, 2021
If you have a bad bite or misaligned jaws, this may lead to both cosmetic and functional issues that may negatively affect your life. Such conditions might include being unable to eat solid food or chew correctly, trouble speaking, intense pain, sleep apnea and much more. When these problems are severe, orthodontic treatment alone may not be enough to fully correct the bite and create the best facial aesthetics. In these cases, orthognathic surgery is recommended as an adjunct to orthodontic treatment in order to provide the best treatment result. Dr. Benson will conduct a comprehensive consultation and make a personalized treatment program that's unique to your needs and anatomy.
What to Expect
Dr. Benson will work closely with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment to plan for your surgery. After initial alignment and leveling has been completed with your braces, the oral surgeon will perform your orthognathic surgery under general anesthesia. The surgery might take a few hours to finish. In this time, The oral surgeon and his/her team will watch you carefully to make sure you are safe. When you're cleared to return home, Dr. Benson recommends that you rest and plan to take two weeks for your recovery. It may take an additional 3-4 weeks before you are fully healed and can eat and move your jaw normally again. Once the oral surgeon has cleared you to continue your orthodontic treatment after the surgery, Dr. Benson will finish detailing your teeth for the perfect bite and smile.
Your oral surgeon will speak with you about how to correctly look after your mouth after surgery. In case you have any questions concerning how to look after your incisions, concerns about side effects, or signs of an infection, please contact your oral surgeon promptly. Every individual who has an operation of any type has the possibility for complications and we would like to make your treatment as smooth as possible.
Orthognathic surgery may sometimes be covered by your medical insurance and depends on your condition, treatment, and policy. The oral surgeon you are referred to will get in touch with your insurer to ascertain your benefits and projected personal expenses.
The Art of Braces would like to help you get a confident and beautiful smile. Although corrective jaw surgery is generally a final resort, sometimes it's essential. Skilled, board-certified orthodontist Dr. Benson will have the ability to explore all of your choices. To find out more about orthodontic surgery, schedule an appointment with Dr. Benson at her practice in Las Vegas, NV.