What kind of dentist specializes in corrective jaw surgery/orthodontia?

Two specialists. Oral surgeons deal with corrective jaw surgery, orthodontists deal with orthodontia. Usually they work together as a team if surgery of the jaw is indicated.
Orthognathic surgery. An orthodontist along with an oral surgeon who performs orthognathic surgery will diagnose, plan and treat you together as a team. Here is a good source for some more information: http://www.Aaoms.Org/conditions-and-treatments/corrective-jaw-surgery/.
Collaborative. Usually Orthodontic Specialist optimally aligns upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw. Oral Surgeon then coordinates jaws to each other and to other cranio-facial structures. After surgery additional time in braces required to synchronize occlusion.

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What is the recovery time like on corrective jaw surgery / orthodontia?

Jaw surgery. Most situations are 4-6 weeks for full recovery; however everyone is different and this will vary depending on health factors. Read more...
Hospital few days. About a week out after surgery, then about 4-6 weks for full surgical recovery. Depending on the procedure and your pre surgical orthodontics, time afterwards with braces will vary. Read more...
Varies. It depends upon the type of surgery you have. Oral surgeon do different techniques depending upon the type of orthodontic correction being done. Does the maxilla also need to be corrected along with the mandible and maxilla. All depends upon type of correction being done. Read more...
Recovery time. 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...
Recovery. It varies pending type of surgery age and overal health of patient . Generally 1 to 2 days in hospital about 2 to 4 weeks at home 6 to 8 weeks for full recovery. Read more...
Days. Within a few days you should be able to return to work. Full hewing, however will take a few weeks. Read more...
Varies. Many factors. Best advice is to thoroughly discuss with oral & maxillofacial surgeon since he knows what will be done in your case. Read more...

Is corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

No. The jaw surgery would not address torticollis. Is the face misshapen because of the torticollis? And what is the reason for the jaw surgery? Read more...
No. Torticollis is a neck problem. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct jaw deformities, and would have no effect on torticollis. Read more...
Definitely, no. The spasmodic torticollis is a neck problem. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct jaw deformities and bite. Read more...

Could you explain what is corrective jaw surgery?

Jaw surgery. Dentofacial deformity occurs as we age and unequal growth causes our upper and lower jaw bones to become misaligned. Surgery on the jaws will realign your jawbones to a correct and functional relationship. Usually done in coordination with orthodontics to correct compensations in tooth position by the poor jaw position. Most surgery is done intraorally, and under general anesthesia. Read more...
Oral surgeon. Corrective jaw surgery usually done to correct what the public calls an "underbite" and "overbite". Any discrepancy of the teeth and jaws fitting together that can not be managed by orthodontics alone. Usually jointly treated by orthodontisit and oral & maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...

What to do for swelling after corrective jaw surgery?

Natural process. The good news is that area has fantastic blood supply and so healing will occur rapidly. Inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling) is the body increasing the blood flow to the injury to bring healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. Dressings and ointments are of no value there. Avoid further trauma to the area and let nature take it's course. Motrin/advil help. Read more...
Swelling & Jaw Surg. Swelling after surgery is minimized by elevating the area, normal blood pressure, no nausea or vomiting, stop taking nsaid's, antioxidants, and some vitamins and supplements that can cause bruising 2 wks before and after, and low salt diet. And if advised elastic wraps. Read more...
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...

Do you really need braces before corrective jaw surgery? And if so how much will the surgery cost?

Braces. Yes you do. The teeth have to be aligned properly before your surgeon can position your jaws into a correct place. The cost varies with each city and state ranging from $6-$13k. Read more...
Almost always. Your teeth have adapted to your incorrect jaw relationship. Traditional approach is 1 straighten upper teeth to upper jaw, lower teeth to lower jaw, 2 surgically reposition jaws to match each other, 3 continue w Ortho Rx until occlusion is optimal. See an Orthodontic Specialist who can discuss Rx with you and refer you to an Oral Surgeon who can discuss Rx and costs with you. Read more...

Is it possible for corrective jaw surgery to make my chin look smaller and rounder? How safe is it?

It depends. It really depends on what your problem is and what type of surgery you are contemplating. The chin would be changed by moving your lower or upper jaw, but can be independently reshaped depending on your needs. Read more...