Vestavia Hills Surgical Orthodontics

Advanced solutions for complex orthodontic cases

Surgical precision for a lifetime of smiles

Our Vestavia Hills surgical orthodontics, also referred to as jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery, plays a crucial role in correcting severe orthodontic issues. It addresses challenges such as pronounced overbites or underbites and misalignments that are beyond the corrective scope of braces alone.

Dr. Z, our board-certified orthodontist with extensive training in surgical jaw correction, can provide comprehensive treatment for complex cases. She works in close collaboration with skilled oral and maxillofacial surgeons, making the process smoother for our patients by avoiding the hassle of seeing multiple specialists.

What sets our surgical orthodontics apart

  • Comprehensive treatment: Tackling the most complex cases, focusing on improving functionality, facial aesthetics, and overall dental health.
  • Expert collaboration: Dr. Z’s expertise in orthodontics combined with our collaboration with top surgeons ensures optimal results.
  • Enhanced quality of life: Beyond aesthetics, surgical orthodontics can significantly improve breathing, chewing, and speaking functions.
  • Seamless patient experience: From initial consultation to post-operative care, we manage all aspects of your treatment, ensuring a smooth and personalized journey.

Book your consultation today! Begin your journey to a transformative smile with Dr. Z and our team.

Am I a candidate for surgical orthodontics?

Surgical orthodontics is ideal for adults with skeletal discrepancies that affect their oral function and aesthetic appearance. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Structural concerns: Ideal for addressing jaw misalignment and severe bite problems not solvable by braces alone.
  • Readiness for surgery: Candidates should have completed jaw growth, typically by age 16 for girls and 18 for boys.
  • Commitment to comprehensive treatment: This journey involves pre-surgical orthodontic treatment, the surgical procedure, and post-surgical orthodontics for fine-tuning.

Discover if surgical orthodontics is your path to a functional and confident smile. Book a free consultation at Blue Lake Orthodontics.

FAQs about surgical orthodontics


How do I prepare for orthodontic surgery?

Preparation involves several steps, including:

  • Comprehensive dental and facial examination.
  • X-rays and 3D imaging.
  • Dental molds.
  • Discussion of the surgical plan and expected outcomes.
  • Patients are also advised to follow specific pre-surgical instructions, such as fasting and medication adjustments.


What can I expect during recovery?

Recovery times vary, but most patients can expect to return to normal activities within 2-3 weeks, with a full recovery taking several months. Swelling, discomfort, and a modified diet are common post-surgery. Follow-up appointments are crucial for monitoring healing and progress.


How long will I need to wear braces after surgery?

Most patients will need to wear braces before and after surgery. The post-surgery orthodontic treatment may last for 6 to 12 months, depending on the individual's case, to fine-tune the bite and ensure optimal alignment.


Can orthodontic surgery improve my appearance?

Yes, in addition to improving oral function, orthodontic surgery can significantly enhance facial aesthetics by bringing the jaw into proper alignment, resulting in a more balanced and harmonious facial appearance.


More Questions?

Call (205) 291-0783, we’ll be glad to help.

What to expect

  • In-Depth Consultation: Begins with a thorough evaluation and discussion of your goals.
  • Collaborative Treatment Planning: A comprehensive plan involving orthodontic and surgical interventions, tailored to your needs.
  • Supportive Care: A supportive environment ensures a smooth and successful treatment journey.

Transform your smile and functionality with surgical orthodontics. Book your consultation with Dr. Z and our team today.

Relaxation and convenience await

Our calming atmosphere and friendly team provide a stress-free experience. Enjoy complimentary coffee, snacks, and a remarkable set of amenities to help you feel at ease throughout your visit.

Fun for your family

Discover the fun side of your visit! We’ve got iPads loaded with games and entertainment for even our younger guests.

Stay connected and productive

Take advantage of our complimentary Wi-Fi access and convenient device charging stations.

Brushing Stations

Prepare for your visit with our brushing stations equipped with disposable toothbrushes and toothpaste.

“Dr. Z did my niece’s braces. She had a complicated case. She did great with her braces. They worked with her to make sure she understood all that was going on and made the process as easy as possible for her. I recommend Dr. Z and her team to anyone looking for an orthodontist. My niece just can’t stop smiling.”


“Dr. Z is the best! Our family ENJOYS going to the ortho because they know they’ll get to see her. The care and overall interest she shows her patients is unmatched.”

“Dr. Z is the absolute best! She is genuine and kind and listens to her patient’s concerns. I used to be self-conscious about my smile, but not anymore. Now I get compliments on my smile all of the time.”

Schedule a free orthodontic consultation

Begin your journey to a confident smile with our available same-day options.

Office information

At our office, we're surrounded by a world of convenience. Here's a glimpse of what's just around the corner:

Right downstairs, you'll find Gentry Pharmacy for prescriptions and pharmacy goods.

But that's not all; our neighborhood is filled with healthcare and cosmetic neighbors, including Studio 21 for salon services, Cohn Plastic Surgery, and shopping malls like the Summit and the Colonnade.

This is just a taste of the many amenities and providers at your fingertips, all within reach of:

    • 3100 Blue Lake Dr., Suite 200
      Vestavia Hills, AL 35243

    Appointments Available

    Monday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Wednesday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Thursday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
    Friday: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm