A 33-year-old member asked:
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i'm curious if you need braces for double jaw surgery?

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Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015
Dr. Majid Jamali
25 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Jaw surgery: Unless you have sleep apnea and your teeth come together nicely, you would need braces.
Answered on Apr 3, 2015
Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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