Welcome to the Orthognathic Surgery community

  • Megan P
  • 2 years ago

I’m MegCommunity Manageran P, the dental community manager.

I’m here to help you gather information on different treatments you are considering to improve your smile. After having spent years working in a dental office, running an orthodontic lab, and working for a company that provided continuing education to dentists my full-time job now is to help you! I am passionate about empowering everyone who visits our community with information so they can make a well informed decision on whether a procedure is right for them or not.

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Comments (4)

I wonder if you could share with me what you think is most important for someone to do when choosing a surgeon to perform orthognathic surgery. If you were going to have it, what concerns would you have? What questions would be asking the surgeon? Thanks for your help, Adrian.
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That is a great question, and I'm so glad to see that you are doing your research before choosing your doctor - very smart of you!

Personally, I would be checking board certification and success rate. I would ask to see pictures of patients they have performed the same surgery on to see the outcomes achieved. I would also ask what complications they foresee with my specific case and how they would plan to overcome them. But, as a layperson I could be missing some big questions that should be asked, so I have submitted the question below to our Q&A section on your behalf. It usually takes 24-48 hours for the board certified doctors who volunteer on RealSelf to start posting, so you can check back for answers periodically.

How Should I Pick a Surgeon for my Orthognathic Jaw Surgery, and What Criteria Should I Look For?

If you decide to have the procedure done please start a review so we can follow you through it and hear how you are doing.

hi, Megan, I posted a dental related question recently and am getting no comments from the dental community. do you have any advice on how I might rephrase to get some commentary? I also think it might be good for me to write directly to the dental patients that had full mouth restoration for TMD, too. best regards, sharon
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Hi Sharon,

I just took a look at your question and it looks like it was submitted on the Friday before the long weekend, so it was published on Tuesday (you should have received an email notification letting you know this). Since it has only been a couple days that it has been available to the doctors I would allow them a little more time to respond. Please keep in mind they are doing this on a voluntary basis.

If you would like to talk to other community members the best thing to do is to either start a forum discussion asking your question, or you can comment on reviews by other members who have had similar procedures done. Leaving your specific questions about a person's experience on their review is probably the best way to get information from other community members, in my opinion.

Hope this helps!! :)