Surgically Assisted Maxillary Expansion (SAME)
SAME is an operation performed to expand and widen a narrow maxilla (upper jaw) in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. The benefits of the SAME are correction of the dental cross bites, a broader smile and to straighten crooked teeth without the need for tooth extraction in some cases.
Townsville Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery uses computerized 3D planning for jaw surgery. This provides the patient with a beautiful visual guide to the planned outcomes. It also allows for more predictable surgical results.