A 43-year-old member asked:
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for what length of time do braces stay on after jaw surgery?

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Dr. T. Scott Allen
30 years experience Orthodontics
@6mos. is avg. : 6 mos. Is typically the average amount of time in braces after orthognathic surgery. However, it can range from 3 to 12+ months depending on the severity of the initial malocclusion, cooperation keeping regular appointments, cooperation wearing elastics, etc.
Answered on Apr 15, 2014
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Dr. Louis Gallia
44 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Varies: Many variables. The previous docs estimate of 3-12 months sounds about right.
Answered on Apr 4, 2015

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