Surgical Orthodontics

What is Surgical Orthodontics?

It is the orthodontics of choice when orthognathic surgery of the jaws is necessary. That is, not only is there a dental malocclusion, but there is a bad position of the jaws, the bones where the teeth are. This skeletal malposition cannot be solved only with orthodontics, hence the need for a combined orthodontic treatment (called for that reason surgical) and orthognathic surgery. The teeth are aligned and placed in an optimal position so that with orthognathic surgery the bones fit perfectly.


Orthognathic surgery is the surgery that is responsible for correcting maxillofacial deformities by moving the bones of the upper jaw, jaw and chin. It is indicated when there are very severe problems of class II (small jaw), class III (large jaw), vertical problems (open bites or gummy smiles) or facial asymmetries, which cannot be solved only with orthodontics.


In surgical orthodontics, conventional brackets are usually used for their greater precision, although it always depends on each case.

To take into account

It is a treatment that usually lasts about 18-24 months in total.


The first phase of treatment consists of preparing the teeth for surgery, which takes approximately 6 to 10 months. Once we have the teeth in the desired position, the patient undergoes orthognathic surgery.


In the last phase of the treatment, the post-surgical one, there will be another 9 months left where the orthodontist will finish setting the occlusion of the two jaws.


In some cases, an early surgery or Surgery Early can be performed where the orthodontic pre-surgical preparation is very short or practically non-existent (Surgery First).


These cases would be the simplest in terms of orthodontic preparation and the total treatment time would be less.


One of the advantages of Surgery Early is that the patient sees the aesthetic and functional results from the beginning.

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Why have an operation at Birbe Clinic?

We are specialists in designing faces and smiles.


At Birbe Clinic we have a great team, mentored by Dr. Joan Birbe, with more than 20 years of experience treating patients; always up to date with news and selecting the innovations that really bring improvements to our treatments. As in the case of virtual simulations of facial surgeries, intraoral scanners, customization of facial prostheses, the use of the microscope, etc.

We help you carry out the intervention you need

After a rigorous evaluation we will offer you a personalized and closed estimate with all the necessary forms of payment and financing, so that you can carry it out.


Our priority is to achieve excellence in treatment. All this with a personalized, honest and trustworthy treatment. In addition, our facilities offer maximum hygiene, sterilization and comfort.


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Contact us during our business hours of:

  • Monday, Thursday and Friday from 8.00h to 16.00h.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday from 8.00h to 18.00h.
  • Phone Number: +34 93 212 47 37.


Outside of our business hours you can send us a WhatsApp or a form and we will answer you as soon as possible. Being located in Barcelona, ​​we receive patients from all over the national and international territory.


During your first consultation we will provide you with:


Personal diagnosis by oral and facial examination.

✔ Closed estimate with different financing possibilities.

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