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I'm curious if you need braces for double jaw surgery?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 42 years experience
Usually yes: Most patients do undergo orthodontic treatment to properly align the teeth in each jaw before undergoing double jaw surgery. A consultation with the appropriate records and clinical examination with an orthodontist and surgeon can advise you of what may be necessary to undergo orthognathic surgery to correct your problem.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 26 years experience
Jaw surgery: Unless you have sleep apnea and your teeth come together nicely, you would need braces.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
Usually.: Usually. In your age category, you may be considering double jaw surgery for sleep apnea to open your airway. In that case, braces may not be required. Follow the advice of an experienced board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon.

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