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What can be expected after orthognathic jaw surgery to correct underbite?

What can be expected after orthognathic jaw surgery to correct underbite?

Ask your Surgeon: We have limited space to answer these types of questions and each case is different. With this extensive a procedure, this is something that you should have a sit down one on one discussion with not only the surgeon, but all other dentists involved (for example-orthodontist and general dentist). Good luck. ...Read more

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Jaw Surgery (Definition)

The question is somewhat vague, but jaw surgery could be defined as surgery on the jaw. Could be upper or lower jaw. Could be reconstructive jaw surgery such as orthognathic surgery, which involves making bone cuts, or osteotomies, in the jaws to reposition them into a more harmonious relationship, and holding them in their new position with titanium plates and screws. Also ...Read more


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Is underbite jaw surgery 100% safe?

No: Like any surgery there is inherent risks. You are not 100% safe driving your car. Talk with an orthodontist and an oral surgeon and get all these questions answered. ...Read more

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Could an underbite jaw surgery really hurt?

Surgery hurts: There's no getting around it. Much less problematic today than just a few years ago because of improvements in surgical techniques and medications. Sometimes there's no choice, it's the only way to resolve your problem. Having one jaw not match the other is like having one leg shorter than the other, eventually everything gets thrown off. Talk to BOTH qualified Orthodontic and Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Is there any medical benefit to underbite jaw surgery.

Is there any medical benefit to underbite jaw surgery.

Many: Yes, Better overal occlusion and chewing efficiency. Opens airway to decrease breathing problems. Helps maintain dental and periodontal health. Enhanced esthetic balance of face. Possible decrease in TMJ dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is jaw surgery necessary for an underbite as an adult? Do I have any other options?

Is jaw surgery necessary for an underbite as an adult? Do I have any other options?

Consultation: Your question is best answered after an evaluation by a local orthodontist. Each case is a little different, so surgery isn't always the only option. All the best... ...Read more

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What is the best way to correct an underbite: jaw surgery or braces?

What is the best way to correct an underbite:  jaw surgery or braces?

Both: If underbite is dental (teeth out of alignment) but jaws are ok, braces alone may fix the problem. If both teeth and jaws don't match (sometimes u jaw too far back, more often l jaw too far forward) a combination of orthodontic rx and orthognathic (jaw) surgery is the answer. Start with a consultation with a qualified orthodontic specialist who can asses your personal requirements. ...Read more

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What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

What to do if I have braces and I'm getting double-jaw surgery to correct an underbite. how long will What to do if I have to wear braces after the surgery?

Ask: Ask both the Orthodontist and the Oral Surgeon. Your treatment was planned out before your braces went on. It takes 6 weeks for bone to fill surgical sites, 6 months for bone to mature. Usually takes about 6 months to fine tune the occlusion after surgery completed. Good for you having this done...you'll love the results, ...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 bad does an underbite need to be in order to have jaw surgery?

How bad does an underbite need to be in order to have jaw surgery?

Not bad at all: Some underbites can be corrected with tooth movement alone (ie. Orthodontics) but, if the bite is unstable or unattractive a jaw surgery procedure is necessary to achieve the optimum results. This discussion should start with the orthodontist and include the oral surgeon. Make sure to go to an orthodontist who feels comforatable doing "surgical" cases and doesn't try to overcompensate. ...Read more

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What happens if i don't get braces? I have a slight underbite. I really can't stand the idea of getting braces. I don't know what to do. But i was told that if i don't get braces i will need jaw surgery. Is that true? Can i just not get braces?

What happens if i don't get braces? I have a slight underbite. I really can't stand the idea of getting braces. I don't know what to do. But i was told that if i don't get braces i will need jaw surgery. Is that true? Can i just not get braces?

No : No treatment is always an option for any recommended medical or dental treatment. But a what cost? It could be that with no treatment you could have a long life without any problems from your teeth and jaws. It is more likely, however, that since your bite is off and less efficient for chewing that you will wear some teeth excessively while others don't get worn at all. You might develop musculoskeletal problems from over working the muscles, tendons and joints while trying to chew your food properly. ...Read more

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I have an underbite but my molar and pre molar teeth are aligned. I have spaces on my lower front teeth. Do I need jaw surgery to fix it?

I have an underbite but my molar and pre molar teeth are aligned. I have spaces on my lower front teeth. Do I need jaw surgery to fix it?

Orthodontist eval: Typically, underbites and overbites can be corrected by any number of means such as braces and corrective gear. Surgery is an option of there is misalignment or maldevelopment needing to balance the skull and jaw areas. A good thorough Orthodontist evaluation should be able to tell you if you will need surgery or not. ...Read more

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My dr told me to have my lower wisdom teeth removed during jaw surgery bsso (no need towait 4-6mth)Would it affect my bone? Ive openbite/ underbite

My dr told me to have my lower wisdom teeth removed during jaw surgery bsso (no need towait 4-6mth)Would it affect my bone? Ive openbite/ underbite

No: No it should not impact or affect your bone and it is a great idea to piggyback off the jaw surgery to have the 3rd out. One surgical phase is always ideal. ...Read more

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Is jaw surgery common?

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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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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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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What are jaw surgery complications?

What are jaw surgery complications?

Jaw surgery: Infection, bleeding, swelling are common . Numbness, malocclusion, relapse are uncommon. ...Read more

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I have a cross bite. Is jaw surgery easy?

I have a cross bite. Is jaw surgery easy?

Easy?: Surgeons never use the term "easy" since all surgery has risks. It is a very routine procedure for a board certified oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Usually working in conjunction with an orthodontist. ...Read more

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Can i get jaw surgery to fix an under-bite?

Yes: Orthognathic surgery is jaw surgery performed usually in conjunction with orthodontic treatment to correct a mismatch in the jaws related to a skeletal problem. A detailed examination and workup by an orthodontist, working together with a surgeon will result in a comprehensive treatment plan to properly correct your bite problem. ...Read more

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Underbite (Definition)

"Underbite" is a lay term indicating an anterior cross bite, lower incisors in front of upper incisors, or upper incisors behind lower incisors. Cause may be dental malposition, skeletal malrelationship, or both. This is a serious malocclusion requiring the services of a ...Read more