Orthognathic Surgery

Write a review

WORTH IT RATING 65 reviews over 24 months
Orthognathic surgery corrects conditions of the jaw and face that can’t be easily treated with braces. Bones may be cut and repositioned, held in place with screws or plates. This procedure is sometimes used in cleft lip and palate repairsLEARN MORE ›

Reviews from the Community

Narrow 73 reviews by:

Sort by:
  • Best match
  • Recent
  • Nearby
  • Comments

My surgeon has suggested moving my lower jaw forward and widening my upper jaw. I started my journey with braces in May 2014 and will be happy when it's all over. I'm terrified for my surgery date but I know it will be worth it in the end. My biggest fear is being unhappy with the shape of my... READ MORE

I am 25 years old. I had braces once when I was 12 for about a year just to fix crookedness. None of my childhood dentists/orthodontists mentioned anything unusual about my bite. They always told me I had a beautiful smile and that I was lucky to not have braces on for as long as most patients... READ MORE

Hey guys, 4 years ago I tore the the side of my jaw, I felt extreme pain and my jaw simply hung off-center. I went to the dentist and he said surgery was only necessary in severe cases and gave me a mouthguard which didn't work. Over the 4 years my jaw, facial muscles, smile .etc has become... READ MORE

I had double jaw surgery and genioplasty just over 4 weeks ago and the results have been absolutely devastating. I had a SARPE (palatal expansion) two years ago that went fine so my surgeon assured my the risks with this surgery would also be low. My surgery ended up taking 12 hours, I needed... READ MORE

I have mid-face deficiency, and I want to have maxilla expansion surgery asap to fix this and to provide me with more cheek projection. I'm am also hoping this will fix some of the asymmetry in my face, provide more support for my eyes and lips and balance out my features and improve my side... READ MORE

I had an under bite since I was little, it was inherited from my dads side. It never really bothered me as much until I became aware of what I really looked like! That may sound weird, because how can a person not know how they look right. Well it was exactly how it sounds, I didn't really pay... READ MORE

I already had braces before and my upper and lower teeth were hitting each other but now it is not and my orthodontist said I need jaw surgery? I am 20 years old now and stopped growing. I was told before braces that the rubber band would fix my bite and it did, and now it is not. I think... READ MORE

I live in Norway, Europe and I will turn 18 soon. I used to have a 9 mm overbite. I've had braces. In order to get them my dentist pulled out two teeth from my upper and two from my lower jaw. He pulled both my lower and upper jaw backwards to fix the overbite. Now I have a recessed jaw, a... READ MORE

I had braces for years growing up, but it never really fixed my bite. After finishing braces for the last time in high school, I wore a retainer that had my lateral incisors on it (since I'm missing mine). I continued to wear the fake laterals on a flipper through college. It was great looking... READ MORE

I have always been unhappy with my appearance to such a degree that I would say it has seriously impacted on my life. My mouth closes at rest but only for a few seconds before it starts to ache. I have a very long face and no top lip. Throughout my life I have had hideous comments said to me... READ MORE

I'm 23 years old and since about the age of 16 my jaw has started changing dramatically. My top and bottom jaw have both 'sunk' inwards, when I don't smile it's much less obvious but when I do smile my chin comes up and my nose hangs down making me look like a witch. My surgeon wants to bring my... READ MORE

Hello, I've been looking on this site for advice and experiences of jaw surgery, and I was hoping to get some advice before I agree to it myself. I'm 22 and I have always had issues with my teeth/jaw, my lower jaw is set further back than my top one creating the appearance of no chin as well as... READ MORE

I have a 'deficient maxilla' or 'maxillary deficiency'. My bite was corrected in adolescence but the imbalance in my jaws is not aesthetically pleasing. I've always been very self conscious about my smile and about my profile. My lower jaw is very prominent and I've developed some habits whereby... READ MORE

My experience- I had been debating this surgery for years and when i turned 20 i talked to my mom about wanting to learn about it more. We made an appointment with my orthodontist and that was the first step. I had to wear braces and believe me as a 20 year old in college thats the last thing i... READ MORE

I'm truly shocked and disappointed that he would treat a patient that way. I wished he would have followed up with me. Told me what to expect. Got me in for more check ups. Everyone ( professional) I talked to said that was one of the worst breaks they had seen in a while or ever. If you are... READ MORE

I was first referred to a dental hospital when I was about 14. But my story started back at primary school, when my milk teeth started to fall out and my "adult" teeth came through. A school dentist came in when I was about 7. I always remember she did a plaque test with a little red tablet in... READ MORE

-Intro- Never did I think I'd actually have this procedure done overseas, especially not on this particular summer trip to Taiwan, yet here I am typing my experiences from my relative's apartment in Taichung. It all started when I was randomly reading a forum on orthognathic surgery reviews and... READ MORE

INTRO: I've known since I was 15 that I would have to get this surgery. Every dentist I visited told me my underbite was too severe too be fixed with braces and that I would have to get surgery to fix it. Once I turned 18 and finally stopped growing, I knew it was time to figure out how to fix... READ MORE

I'm 38 and am almost 3 weeks post op. I've hated my profile since I became aware of my disfigurement at around 13. Braces in my early teens were a nightmare and in the end I made the orthodontist remove them. Fast forward 25 years and I felt I needed to have my underbite corrected as I felt so... READ MORE

I had 2 jaw surgery and all wisdom teeth removed. My top jaw was moved forward 7mm and my lower jaw moved backwards 2mm to form an over-jet. I came out of surgery about 4 hours later. I didn't feel much pain due to the anesthetic. I was in hospital for 2 nights, on a full liquid diet, with... READ MORE

No matching results