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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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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...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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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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Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

Tmj arthroscopy surgery possible?

Yes: Tmj arthroscopy is possible in the hands of a trained and skilled surgeon. Debate continues as to the long term success of such surgery versus other similar procedures, so make sure to discuss all options with your surgeon. ...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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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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Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Can TMJ specialists dislocate the jaws?

Caution: It is possible that dislocation could happen. It is unlikely that someone who treats this disorder would cause the event through therapy. ...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 does maxillofacial surgery correct jaw and facial deformities?

How does maxillofacial surgery correct jaw and facial deformities?

Reposition the jaws: Facial and jaw deformities can be corrected by repositioning the upper and or lower jaw with or without chin surgery. Facial implants and or facial fat grafting can be used as well depending on the extent of the deformity. Syndromes affecting the upper face as well can be corrected with the above in addition to repositioning the parts of the eye sockets (orbits). ...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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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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What is involved with jaw alignment surgery?

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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Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Neurosurgeon or orthopedic surgeon for neck surgery? Possible fusion or discectomy.

Either will do as --: Both of them should be trained in doing these surgeries. The orthopod should be a spinal surgeon. Your pcp canhelp you as to who to go to. Good luck. ...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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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Do only certain orthopedic surgeons specialize in joint surgery?

Joint surgery: You will need to pick an orthopedic surgeon. This is a common procedure for most orthopedists. There are some surgeons who specialize in joint replacements and have extra training in the procedures. ...Read more

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Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Can wrist arthroscopy surgery hurt?

Yes: While less invasive and less painful post operatively than an open procedure there is a period of post op pain associated with the procedure. Level of pain depends on the type of procedure performed. ...Read more

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Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma. ...Read more

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I'm looking for a nyc orthopedics that deals with special surgery/injuries since i crushed my tibia femur on my left leg. I'm a nypd officer in pain?

Pain: There are several routes you can take on your own. Call a local hospital and ask for a referral , call the local medical society and see if there is a referral service. If that fails , call an orthopedist and ask if they do that or can make a referral. ...Read more

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My mother is old 83 years, and 5 years ago she broke hip. She never had surgery because she has Alzheimer's disease - orthopedics told my sister she sho?

My mother is old 83 years, and 5 years ago she broke hip. She never had surgery because she has Alzheimer's disease - orthopedics told my sister she sho?

Quality of life: Sometimes a decision is made not to operate on a patient due to their overall medical health. If she broke her hip 5 years ago then i would say she is doing very well since most people who have a hip fracture that is not treated surgically die within 6 months. ...Read more

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What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

What dressings are typically used for orthopedic surgery?

Many: Depending on the nature of your problems orthopedist use the same dressing as most surgical specialist. One exception may be the usage of casts to address fractures. Or braces, ace bandages, and slings. ...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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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?

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?

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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I found out that i might need surgery and braces to fix my jaw. What kind of surgery is this exactly?

Jaw surgery: Google orthognathic surgery for more information. In growing children we can often alter growth to harmonize jaw relationships. In the non-growing adult we orthodontists sometimes need the help of an oral surgeon to harmonize jaw relationships so that we can get teeth to best fit, function, and look their best. ...Read more

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Is it safe to have jaw surgery for under bite at 16?

Is it safe to have jaw surgery for under bite at 16?

Group Decision: Generally orthodontic alignment of the upper teeth and the lower teeth are done first before jaw surgery. Then the surgery is done matching the upper teeth with the lower teeth. Therefore this is a combined treatment plan between you, the orthodontist and the oral surgeon. Thus they will set the appropriate timeline rather than you guessing. ...Read more

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What to do for swelling after corrective jaw surgery?

What to do for swelling after corrective jaw surgery?

Follow instructions: Your oral surgeon will give you a complete list of postop instructions and medications. Follow instructions and your postop course will be much smoother. ...Read more

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I'm curious if you need braces for double jaw surgery?

Usually yes: Most patients do undergo orthodontic treatment to properly align the teeth in each jaw before undergoing double jaw surgery. A consultation with the appropriate records and clinical examination with an orthodontist and surgeon can advise you of what may be necessary to undergo orthognathic surgery to correct your problem. ...Read more

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For what length of time do braces stay on after jaw surgery?

For what length of time do braces stay on after jaw surgery?

@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. ...Read more

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Can you get oral surgery for a very small lower jaw on child?

Can you get oral surgery for a very small lower jaw on child?

No: Lower jaw surgery is usually limited to non-growing individuals. If lower jaw is too small, orthodontic treatment can harmonize jaw size. ...Read more

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Why can't someone get jaw surgery until the braces come off?

Why can't someone get jaw surgery until the braces come off?

Braces: Your jaw and your teeth have a relationship and your braces do shape your jaw somewhat. So if you had surgery on your jaw it would mess with the forces your orthodontist is using to straighten your teeth ...Read more

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How long will corrective jaw surgery take to fix a 9mm overjet?

How long will corrective jaw surgery take to fix a 9mm overjet?

3-6 hours: The real answer depends on where the deformity lies and what operation is being done to correct the deformity. If it's only lower jaw advancement, that takes about 3-3.5 hours. If it's a combination of upper and lower jaw surgery, it's more like 5-6 hours. Of course, that does not include the 18-24 months of presurgical and postoperative orthodontic treatment required to obtain a correct bite. ...Read more

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How to know if I have to have jaw surgery if I have nhs braces?

How to know if I have to have jaw surgery if I have nhs braces?

Ask the Orthodontist: The need for jaw surgery along with Orthodontic Treatment is determined by the relationships of teeth and especially jaws to each other. It has nothing to do with the type of braces or the insurance coverage. Know, however, that other than severe cranio-facial deformities, surgery is rarely covered under Medicare. ...Read more

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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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