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Mandibular Advancement Surgery
Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?
Average relapse 3%: Open TMJ disc repositioning surgery can be used for prevention of relapse with double jaw surgery in patients with TMJ internal disc displacement. However, more thorough evidenced-based studies are required to understand the response of the TMJ disc stability after mandibular advancement surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had back and neck issues for a few years. Is now a good time in medical advancements to get surgery and fix them finally?
This really can't be: Answered on-line. Your sxs will require a medical history, physical examination and other indicated studies. There is no generic response. ...Read more
Unlikely at age 35: At the age of 35, mandibular advancement is not an option without some type of surgical intervention. During early childhood, some mandibular growth can be stimulated and/or directed with special dentofacial appliances under the care of an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Limited options: If your mandible is small, it is an anatomical condition. The mandible is usually positioned back so you may have a receded chin also. If the discrepancy is small sometimes braces can compensate. Some with this condition will jut their mandible forward to look more normal but this can lead to TMJ problems. Best to consult with oral & maxillofacial surgeon and/or an orthodontist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but..: That cannot be done over the internet. What type of surgery? Why do you question the quality of care? ...Read more
Orthognathic surg: Autorotation of the mandible is a term to describe the rotation of the lower jaw around an axis theoretically drawn horizontally through the jaw joints on both sides. If the upper jaw has been surgically repositioned, often the lower jaw is allowed to rotate so that the teeth contact in a normal way. It is a "tern of the trade, ' so to speak. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?
NEVER: Please do not be mislead by either un-informed but well meaning clinicians, or ethically bankrupt clinicians who somehow have come to same conclusion: they believe you can functionally balance the occlusion with an appliance made by a lab tech, and used inappropriately with ignorance. Skeletal dysplasia of genetic origin must be treated by a combination of braces and jaw surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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