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Do I need jaw surgery

A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Can't tell: I would have to examine you to answer that question. From your description, however, it's possible that your problem may be resolvable with Orthodont... Read More
Dr. Hans Crumpler
Urgent Care 25 years experience
Orthodontist eval: Typically, underbites and overbites can be corrected by any number of means such as braces and corrective gear. Surgery is an option of there is misa... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Orthognathic surgery: Jaw surgery is more likely required when there is a skeletal or jaw discrepancy present rather than a tooth alignment problem. Most cases can be treat... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donna Galante
Orthodontics 37 years experience
Maybe not: Open bite problems can be treated without jaw surgery successfully so it is highly possible that you may not need the surgery after all. You and your... Read More
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 53 years experience
Wonderful!: What needs to be done now is a period of observation without vertical force components to asses the stability of the open bite closure. If your open ... Read More
Dr. Robert Douglas
Orthodontics 51 years experience
No: As your jaws have stopped growing, if the orthodontist was able to close your bite successfully, you have achieved your goal without surgery.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 36 years experience
Yes: Not sure exactly what you mean by jaw surgery, but reconstructive surgery of the jaws, or orthognathic surgery, is very common and routine.
Dr. Scotty Bolding
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 28 years experience
NOT UNCOMMON: Jaw surgery is utilized to correct jaw growth discrepancies or mal-alignement. Usually jaw surgery is recommended when you cannot correct your bite wi... Read More
Dr. David Schleimer
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Yes: As a practicing orthodontist, i encounter many patients (usually adults) who cannot be treated well without the addition of jaw surgery. Orthodontists... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirk Yen
Dr. Kirk Yenanswered
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 38 years experience
Upper or lower jaw: Upper jaw surgery will involve the sinus and the nasal cavity. Stuffy nasal congestion and drainage will occur and subside over the next week or two.... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
How does it feel?: Questions that ask "what does it feel like when.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you,... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Maybe: If the jaw surgery is corrective, to correct malalignment of your jaws, then necessarily your appearance will be changed, usually for the better. Disc... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Cody Mead
Family Medicine 12 years experience
Need more info: You would need to let us know what type of surgery you had.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
Jaw Surgery: Questions that ask "how painful is.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, your history and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Milder
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 35 years experience
Years: There may be a couple years of preparatory orthodontia prior to jaw surgery. Jaw surgery will typically take a few hours followed with a short hospita... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harvey Shandler
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 46 years experience
Depend on type of Sx: If you have facial surgery to change the position of your jaw bones or facial cosmetic surgery then yes it will change the appearance of your face but... Read More

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