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Can you have double jaw surgery(with mandibular advancement) with displaced TMJ discs? Or will you relapse?

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 more

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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?

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

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How much do jaw advancement surgery for TMJ hurt?

How much do jaw advancement surgery for TMJ hurt?

Very complex problem: Very complex problem. BEWARE if you are doing jaw advancement for TMJ. Make sure your surgeon is very sophisticated in this area. ...Read more

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How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

Experienced surgeon: Very complex surgery in a complex problem. Make sure you have second and third surgical opinions. ...Read more

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What is the cost of mandible surgery?

What is the cost of mandible surgery?

Varies: Like any other surgery, the cost of mandible surgery can vary according to the procedure, surgeon as well as the facility involved. Your best bet is to consult an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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I'm wondering can the lower mandible be advanced without surgery?

I'm wondering can the lower mandible be advanced without surgery?

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 more

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Any way to correct a smaller mandibular without surgery for male teens (17)?

Any way to correct a smaller mandibular without surgery for male teens (17)?

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 more

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Can someone tell me how to know if my mandibular surgery done right?

Can someone tell me how to know if my mandibular surgery done right?

Yes, but..: That cannot be done over the internet. What type of surgery? Why do you question the quality of care? ...Read more

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What does auto rotation of the mandible mean with regards to orthodontic surgery?

What does auto rotation of the mandible mean with regards to orthodontic surgery?

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 more

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Can "functional orthodontics" be a better option instead of getting a mandibular advancement surgury?

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 more

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