Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Oral Surgeon. The oral surgeon is the one how do this procedure.
Oral Surgeon. Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is routinely done by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. It is done to correct developmental or acquired skeletal deformities of the upper or lower jaws. It's almost always done in conjunction with comprehensive orthodontic treatment to finalize the bite after the jaw is surgically repositioned.
OS. Most commonly a maxillo-facial surgeon. Occasionally a plastic or reconstructive surgeon and in rare cases a er trauma surgeon. It is best to have an oral surgeon work with an orthodontist.
Oral surgeon. Technically and oral and maxillofacial surgeon, but they will work in conjunction with an orthodontist to align the teeth first.

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Is jaw alignment surgery effective?

Depends! For the right indication, orthognathic surgery can be very effective to improve the cosmetics. If you have any doubts, get a second opinion from an orthodontist. Read more...
Yes. Orthognathic surgery is a very effective way to correct skeletal bite problems, as well as improve esthetics for many patients. Read more...

How painful is a jaw alignment surgery?

Jaw surgery. Believe it or not, not that painful. Most of the patients complain of stuffiness in the nose. But not pain. Read more...
Varies. Orthognathic surgery may involve surgery in one jaw or both jaws. Any surgical procedure is usually accompanied with some level of pain. Pain perception and how individuals react and respond to pain varies from person to person. Read more...

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...
Series of steps. In a nutshell... 1. Diagnosis of needed movements/benefit 2. Consultation with an orthodontist and oral surgeon to determine how to correct the issue 3. Place braces to set up the teeth properly so they fit after the surgery 4. Surgery (with braces on) 5. Recovery period 6. Detail the orthodontic result so the bite is fully corrected and you have a great smile! 7. Orthodontic retention. Read more...

What is the recovery time for jaw alignment surgery?

Jaw surgery. The average healing time is 4-6 weeks but varies with each person and depends on health factors. Read more...
Variable and Depends. 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 time varies. Recover time will vary depending on many factors including age, general health of the patient, infection control, smoker or not, blood sugar control, the exact type of procedure, and post-operative and follow up care. Discuss it with your surgeon and get their opinion as to what they feel is a reasonable recovery time for you. Read more...

Is it possible to have general for jaw alignment surgery?

General anesthesia. Jaw alignment surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is routinely performed under general anesthesia. Some minor jaw adjustment procedures, such as a genioplasty (chin advancement), chin implant or jaw implant, can be done under intravenous sedation without requiring full-blown general anesthesia. However, most jaw procedures require general anesthesia performed by an anesthesiologist or rn anesthetist. Read more...
General anesthesia. It is required to have general anesthesia for these procedures. Your anesthesiologist should be familiar with these cases, hence it takes some special skills. Read more...

Please explain if it is worth it to get jaw alignment surgery?

More than likely. It really depends on how severe your misalignment is and what type of problems it is causing you with your chewing and appearance. Best advice would come from and orthodontist and oral ; maxillofacial surgeon. Read more...

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...
TMJ surgery. Not necessarily and in some cases, it can make the probllems worse. Read more...

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...
Sometimes. Sometimes a TMJ disorder can be related to jaw misalignment. I would make sure you are evaluated by and orthodontist and oral surgeon very experienced with TMJ problems and bite problems. Read more...
Not recommended. Only if other measures have failed, surgery may be needed to repair or replace the TM joint. See Orofacial Pain specialist for conservative non surgical treatment. Read more...

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...
It Depends on many.. Orthognathic surgery, or corrective jaw surgery, is very routine for correction of an underbite. It may involve moving the upper jaw forward or moving the lower jaw back, or both. The amount of pain depends on many factors (multifactorial) including your age, the actual operation, your experience with pain and your tolerance of pain. Many young healthy patients have little pain which is manageable. Read more...
Jaw surgery pain. You will recieve pains meds that will help a lot. Be prepared to stay out of action for 10-12 days. Read more...
No. You are asleep for the surgery. When you wake up you will have pain (as you would for any surgery) but it can be managed with medication. You will need less medicine after the third day and you should not need any at all after a week. Read more...
After. The surgery is done under general anesthesia. Today's techniques and post-surgical medications make your recovery less complex than it was just a few years back. You will be very sore for a few days, but the soreness rapidly dimities. The end result will be a miraculous change for the better. Read more...
Mild-moderate. Usually very nicely controlled with pain medication. Discuss this with your oral & maxillfacial surgeon. Read more...