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

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So, Yeah, I'm Having Upper Jaw Surgery and my Wisdom Teeth Removed! - Charlotte, NC

Well, so far I've had excellent care, I've been well informed of the procedure about to take place. The jaw surgery will be cut in three segments ( so the jaw can be widened, narrowed... moved forwards, backwards... whatever.) during the procedure I'll be having my wisdom teeth extracted! Eek!... READ MORE

34 Year Old African American Woman Finally Fixing the Overbite

Growing up I never knew why my mouth looked different.I just thought I had big lips and my teeth were lil buck and this was something braces could fix.Wrong after speaking to my orthodoics she explained it was skeletal structure that my youth thumbsucking caused and I needed myjaw reset.It... READ MORE

Bimaxillary Osteotomy: So Glad I Did It!!! Double Jaw Surgery to Correct Underbite, 20 Years Old

I had been planning on doing this surgery for along time. I had braces for about 11 months prior to surgery to prepare my bite for the position my teeth are in post surgery. It has only been 2 days and I can already tell this worked out great!! Pain is not that bad at all and the swelling isn't... READ MORE

56 and Finally Getting Double Jaw Surgery! - Seattle, WA

I've known since the age of 14 that I've needed jaw surgery. I was bullied by several boys starting at age 11. My parents sent me to an orthodontist but they couldn't afford jaw surgery so nothing was ever done. Since then I've had headaches, jaw, neck and tooth pain as well as teeth wearing... READ MORE

Jaw surgery at the end of 2017

Hello! I am in the process of jaw surgery. I have a consult scheduled for April 19th with the oral surgeon. I had my braces put on today. Ortho says I should be good for surgery by December. I am nervous and excited at the same time. I have been researching others who have had this procedure and... READ MORE

28yr Old Lefort 1 Upper Jaw Advancement for Underbite - Barrie, ON

Currently day one post op! Thought I'd share my recovery process for anyone else looking into jaw surgery. Thus far, I am feeling good... swollen and bruised, but that is to be expected. Little bit of a nose bleed issue but it has subsided. I had the surgery yesterday at noon, and spent the... READ MORE

Upper Jaw Surgery to Correct Overbite

I was in braces since May of 2016 and had surgery July 10 2017. The surgery went great, the procedure took about 4 and a half hours total, the doctor did upper jaw surgery, shortened my upper gum line and while in surgery found out I needed my sinuses cleaned out. After surgery, when I came out... READ MORE

25/26 yr old girl - England - Double Jaw Surgery (Overbite) and Genioplasty. Bradford, Yorkshire

I am 25 years old and have started the process of orthognathic treatment in preparation for surgery in the UK - I am not sure if they do it any different to the USA? I have got my braces on and I am due to have my upper and lower jaws broken in just over a years time. I am absolutely terrified... READ MORE

18 months post double jaw surgery and still cannot live with myself, feel worse

I am a 23 year old male from the UK and had my operation in October 2015 after over 2 years of orthodontics and waiting to be given a date for the procedure. My reason for wanting the operation was that I was deeply unhappy with my appearance or how I looked in reality vs how I thought I... READ MORE

48 Yr Old, Fill in Later. - Ireland, IE

Here goes, have had a a long chin and disproportionately aligned jaws all my life. Have hated it ,and I mean hated it all my life. Only those reading this in my position would understand, and I know there r lots of us out there. Why now u might ask? Just looked at it on internet last year and... READ MORE

32 Year Old Male - Lower Jaw Surgery

I just had lower jaw surgery earlier today. Unlike a standard lower jaw surgery this one required 2 cuts on each side. One all the way in the back and the other behind the canine teeth because of the curve of my jaw. 2 hours was surgery time and it all went well. I was awake about 2 hours... READ MORE

Bad Experience

Before surgery, my lower jaw was 15mm recessed. After surgery, it was still 13mm recessed. Dr. Schendel left me with a posterior open bite and made an unstable move of lowering my upper jaw, essentially giving me clockwise rotation when I needed counter-clockwise rotation. Because of this, I... READ MORE

Orthognathic Surgery - Chin Too Long?

I was born with clef palate and I always had problemas with my teeth. When I was a teenager, I notice that my jaw become more pronounce. When I was 23 I had an appointment with the best surgeon in my country in maxillofacial disfunctions . He told me that my upper jaw should be moved forward, as... READ MORE

British 30 Yrs Old and Decided to Have Jaw Surgery to Help Close my Mouth - East Grinstead, GB

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

33 Year Old Woman with 7mm Overbite

Hello all, my name is Melodie and I have my surgery date scheduled....finally! I'm a 33 year old Mother of one. I've been waiting for this surgery since I was 21 years old but haven't had the money or insurance to do so. I'm excited for this journey and even with reading the scary stories with... READ MORE

30 Year Old Scheduled for Double Jaw Surgery, 18 Months with Braces, Underbite and Protuding Chin - Australia, AU

Hello people, Just wanting to share my experience of being diagnosed with under bite since childhood. I had orthodontic treatment when i was 10-12 but unfortunately it didn't fix the problem and was brought up a few times when i saw the dentist when i was in my young adult years. I just felt it... READ MORE

Lefort 1 to Correct Gummy Smile, Open Bite and TMJ

So thankful I went ahead and had this procedure. I had to spend time in braces which was pretty awkward as an adult but I'd do it all over if I had to. My appearance isn't drastically different but I like it better. I am eat better due my front teeth finally touching. My TMJ pain has drastically... READ MORE

19, 20 on November 10th - Manchester, GB

I don't know what sort of bite I have. I'm going to say it's a very severe case of an open bite, simply because it's not an overbite nor underbite and my orthodontist told me it's a class 3 malocclusion. I've had my braces for exactly 2 years & 2 months and I'm so excited I finally have a... READ MORE

Double Jaw Surgery - Toronto, ON

Dr.Caminiti in Toronto. Have seen videos and photos of his work- not too many but enough to have faith in this doctor. Safety and functionality is obvious number one priority but also looking for an aesthetic improvement. My face has become so lop sided-eye ever since I got my braces on, which... READ MORE

Double Jaw Surgery, After Procrastinating for 15 Years... - Denver, CO

Like others on this site, I joined out of the curiosity factor to learn more about my upcoming jaw surgery and did not plan on providing my own story. However, I've learned so much over the past few months that I hope my journey will help others, in addition to hopefully learning more myself as... READ MORE

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