Surgical Orthodontics for Bad Bites, Malocculusion, & More

Dr. Overby at Overby Orthodontics provides surgical orthodontics to patients in the Southeast Minnesota area. Surgical orthodontics, also known as orthognathic surgery, is a type of orthodontic treatment used to correct severe cases that include bad bites, jaw bone abnormalities, and malocclusion. Oral and maxillofacial surgery is one of the nine recognized dental specialties, and it focuses on treating complex craniofacial cases that involve the mouth, jaw, face, and skull.

If you need surgical orthodontics, Dr. Overby will work with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to ensure that you receive the best care possible.

  • Surgical orthodontics may be used to treat adults with improper bites or other aesthetic concerns. Typically, jaw growth stops by age 16 in females and 18 in males. In order to receive orthognathic surgery, the jaw must be done growing. The need for surgical orthodontics occurs when the jaws do not line up correctly, and a proper bite cannot be achieved with orthodontic treatment alone. Orthognathic surgery will help properly align the jaw, and orthodontic braces will then be used to move the teeth into their proper position.

Dr. Overby works with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for surgical orthodontic cases.

Dr. Overby works with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon for surgical orthodontic cases.

Surgical Orthodontics
  • Dr. Overby is amazing! He is extremely gentle and comfortable to be around. I couldn’t ask for a better orthodontist.

    - V.N.
  • Your staff is amazing! So friendly, and they make you feel like family!

    - Parker S
  • Overby Orthodontics provides outstanding care and service to everyone. Everyone I encountered in 38 months of treatment is technically outstanding, compassionate and truly interested in you as a person and not just a patient. You are greeted with a smile. I have recommended to several of my friends with family members needing orthodontic care.

    - Anonymous
  • Overby is wonderful! The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. This is our first experience with orthodontics in our family. They have taken the time to explain every step—what to expect when, how much time it will take, answer questions, will it hurt, etc. I greatly appreciate everything they do to make this a smooth process!

    - Anonymous