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Is jaw surgery worth it

A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Theodore Davantzis
Dentistry 40 years experience
Orthodontic Consult: You really need to be evaluated by a local orthodontist, a specialist who can examine you, determine the extent of your malocclusion, and explain trea... Read More
Dr. Robert Trager
Dentistry 55 years experience
GROTH COMPLETED: Your dental growth is completed except for your wisdom teeth if they are not fully erupted if they are present. If you feel uncomfortable with your lo... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Reed Day
Dr. Reed Dayanswered
Specializes in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery : Jaw surgery is designed to restore the proper bite and meshing of the teeth. In the long run this will preserve your teeth and lessen the chances of T... Read More
Dr. Randy Stevens
General Surgery 24 years experience
Long term success: You are asking if there are benefits to jaw surgery. Long term success to avoid pain and malocclusion. The better alignment the better your bones an... Read More
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Functional/cosmetic: Function - if you teeth/jaw don't fit. Better chewing function can improve. Cosmetic - underbite/overbite. Better facial balance. Pathological - cance... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leonard Pizzolatto
General Practice 41 years experience
Absolutely: Any tool that will enable the surgeon to have a better result is worth it. This is a major surgery so i would allow the surgeon to use any technology... Read More
Dr. Gary Sandler
Dentistry 54 years experience
3D CT Scan: And accompany software for planning surgical procedures are amazing tools for viewing structures in 3d. Whether or not to use it is up to your surgeon... Read More
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.
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

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