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Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Oral Surgeon: The oral surgeon is the one how do this procedure. ...Read more

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Is jaw alignment surgery effective?

Yes: Orthognathic surgery is a very effective way to correct skeletal bite problems, as well as improve esthetics for many patients. ...Read more

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How painful is a jaw alignment surgery?

How painful is a jaw alignment surgery?

Varies: Orthognathic surgery may involve surgery in one jaw or both jaws. Any surgical procedure is usually accompanied with some level of pain. Pain perception and how individuals react and respond to pain varies from person to person. ...Read more

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What is involved with jaw alignment surgery?

Jaw surgery: It depends on a lot of things. But either your upper or lower jaw get repositioned during the surgery. Small titanium plates and screws are use to connect them to the other bones. The procedure should sake from 2-4 hours. Procedure is done inside the mouth, therefore no visible scars. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for jaw alignment surgery?

What is the recovery time for jaw alignment surgery?

Variable and Depends: Depends on how much surgery is required. Many single-jaw (upper or lower) and some double-jaw (both upper and lower) operations can be done on an outpatient basis in young healthy patients. Rarely does hospitalization extend beyond one night. The first week at home can be very challenging. Full recovery is expected by 6 weeks, and most patients return to work or school about the 3rd week. ...Read more

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Please explain if it is worth it to get jaw alignment surgery?

More than likely: It really depends on how severe your misalignment is and what type of problems it is causing you with your chewing and appearance. Best advice would come from and orthodontist and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Very possibly: If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms. Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs. ...Read more

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Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Would jaw alignment surgery help my TMJ disorder?

Depends: Surgery should be considered the last resort for TMJ disorders. Sometimes there is no other choice, but i would seek out more than one opinion before having it done. ...Read more

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Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

It can be.: It depends on many factors but the short answer is , yes, it can be rough sailing for a few days. There is a fair amount of swelling and you will probably be on a liquid/blenderized diet for a few days at least. ...Read more

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How much does orthognathic jaw alignment surgery cost?

How much does orthognathic jaw alignment surgery cost?

Depends: Depending on the type of procedure performed and if both jaws require surgery and if your insurance offers coverage it can range from a couple thousand dollars out of pocket all the way up to 40 thousand between hospital and surgeon fees. ...Read more

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Will getting jaw alignment surgery help improve my breathing?

Jaw surgery: Jaw advancement has been shown to be one of the best procedures for treating sleep apnea. ...Read more

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How much does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) hurt?

How much does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) hurt?

Orthognathic Surgery: With any type of surgery, there is bound to be some associated discomfort. Usually, a good postoperative pain regimen can alleviate most of that pain. Oddly enough, the chief complaint after orthognathic surgery is seldom pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

Varies: Fees for all medical procedure vary widely from office to office, so it's hard to say what a surgeon in sandford, fl would charge. You may need orthodontic treatment, too. Your best bet is to consult with a local oral surgeon, who together with an orthodontist could give you a better idea as to the cost. ...Read more

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What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

What is elmslie-trillat knee re-alignment surgery?

Elmslie-trillat: This procedure is usually used for patients that have patella dislocations. The patella tendon insertion on the tibia bone is shifted in a medial direction to better align the patella tracking. ...Read more

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How much does a collarbone re alignment surgery, with inserting a metal plate hurt?

How much does a collarbone re alignment surgery, with inserting a metal plate hurt?

Expect pain x2 wks: Assuming it is being done for a nonunion or malunion of a clavicular fracture, the severe pain lasts for 3-10 days and is usually controllled with pain pills . It is done as an outpatient ...Read more

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What can I expect for eye alignment surgery?

What can I expect for eye alignment surgery?

Ask your doctor: Most eye muscle surgery is outpatient. You may go home with the eye patched for a few hours or overnight. You may have some discomfort. It may take a little time to adapt to your eye in a different position than before surgery, but it should increase your ability to use both eyes together! ...Read more

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How much will it hurt to have re-alignment surgery?

Usually mild pain: Discomfort from strabismus surgery is typically mild can can be relieved with otc tylenol (acetaminophen). Your surgeon will provide specific recommendations for postop medications. ...Read more

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In what way can I be less nervous for my eye alignment surgery?

In what way can I be less nervous for my eye alignment surgery?

Happy with surgeon?: Be sure that you are comfortable with and confident in your surgeon. If that is true, know that surgeon will do their best and good outcome likely. ...Read more

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Is jaw surgery common?

Yes: Not sure exactly what you mean by jaw surgery, but reconstructive surgery of the jaws, or orthognathic surgery, is very common and routine. ...Read more

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What is jaw surgery like?

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. Lower jaw surgery involves the lower nerve and possible numbness of the lip and chin. It usually subsides over 2 to 6 weeks. Amount of swelling varies but can be significant. Follow the post-surgery instructions completely. It is major surgery. ...Read more

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How can having jaw surgery feel like?

How can having jaw surgery feel like?

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, your history and the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold and recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own doctor. ...Read more

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Would jaw surgery change my apperance?

Jaw surgery: Certain movements can control the degree of change. ...Read more

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Can clenching cause jaw surgery relapse?

Can clenching cause jaw surgery relapse?

Jaw surgery?: What type of jaw surgery? If TMJ, yes. orthognathic? Possible
You need a thorough discussion with your oral surgeon to address this issue. ...Read more

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How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

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 the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold, reaction to medication ; recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own dr. ...Read more

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How much time does jaw surgery process take?

How much time does jaw surgery process take?

Variable: Variable based on many factors. Get an opinion before you start from a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. ...Read more

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Will a jaw surgery change my facial apperance?

Will a jaw surgery change my facial apperance?

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 if you have intra-oral surgery for problems involving your gums or teeth then there should be no external changes in your facial appearance. You need a consultation with a surgeon to see what type of surgery you need. ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

How long does it take to recover after jaw surgery?

After the surgery: Orthognatic jaw surgery is major bone surgery, and the recovery period takes 3-6 month. It is important to be patient and follow postsurgery instructions. Take care. ...Read more

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How much does an overbite jaw correcting surgery cost?

How much does an overbite jaw correcting surgery cost?

It's worth it: This procedure involves an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. So, it's not a cheap procedure. However, if you need it, it's life changing. You should start with an orthodontist, they typically offer complimentary consultations. ...Read more

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