Orthognathic Surgery

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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, held in place with screws or plates. This procedure is sometimes used in cleft lip and palate repairsLEARN MORE ›
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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

Hi everyone, i had braces when i was 13 for 6 years in Mexico. The treatment wasn't finished so i told him to take it off. At the time i had a crooked teeth and open bite. Now im 27 years old and i knew i have a asymmetrical facial bone which mean one sideis bigger than the other one, of course... READ MORE

For the last 31 years of my life I have suffered from a cross bite and open bite...after searching for doctors I finally came across an amazing Doctor in Mission Viejo, Ca...he was so charming and intelligent I knew he was going to be my surgeon..after a year of braces treatment on 4/4/2016 I... READ MORE

Hi, welcome to my blog! As an introduction I am a 26yo female, nursing in Rural NSW, Australia. I have always had extensive dental work. While some people get away with only needing fillings, I've had those, expanding plates, as well as braces twice before this, had attempted "head gear" while... READ MORE

I am 48 years old. I had braces put on my teeth about 15 months prior to the surgery and knew I would have to have double jaw surgery. No research I did could have prepared me for what I went through. Nothing prepared me for feeling like I couldn't breathe after surgery and being surrounded... 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

Hi All, Has anyone had any experience with SARME/SARPE or double jaw surgery? I had SARME surgery on the 21st April 2015 to widen my upper jaw, and then I've got double jaw surgery hopefully in 2016 to put my lower jow backwards and upper jaw forwards to transform my face for the better. Does... READ MORE

I regret doing it at NYU. I remained with more problems than those I had before. Looking to get a third surgery for reconstruction of lower jaw and repairing the significant post-surgical malocclusion. Acquired also TMJ problems (condyle is pulled out of its fossa). I cannot chew, TMJ pain and... READ MORE

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

When I was 20 years old I found out I needed to have jaw reconstruction. I walked into an Oral surgeon's office at UCLA expecting to be consulted, and scheduled for surgery within a few months to fix all my problems. Of course, this is not at all what happened and my journey to relief was only... READ MORE

Hello, I live in Romania and I was schedule to have the surgery here, but this doctors just postponed me until they rejected me. After I will make the surgery I will sue them. I want to know the cost of this surgery in other countries like: UK, Hungary and anywhere in Europe. Please give me... 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

Getting jaw surgery was one of the easiest decision I ever made. I am usually very indecisive, but for some reason I knew that I wanted this. I was just turning 16 when I had it done, and I have never felt even an ounce of regret or concern. I was only majorly swollen for about 2 weeks, and... READ MORE

Hi all, I've had a asymmetric malocclusion that started to develop after I finished braces in High School. This was about a little over a decade ago. I've had brace work again to try to straighten things up but it's just getting worse and worse. I've seen a local oral surgeon who says he can... READ MORE

It's been such a terrible ordeal and I am still recovering from the emotional turmoils due to my disfigured face from the hands of South Korean ID Hospital, Sang-Hoon Park (or his shadow doctor). I am in living in emotional hell. Where do I start? I've been putting off doing this review because... 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

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

I had an 8-9mm overjet, 4mm overbite, gummy smile, and receded lower jaw. I waited until I was in my 20's and started having joint discomfort and teeth were wearing to the point of requiring full restoration. I had double jaw surgery with Kaiser in 2014, and it went terribly wrong and required... READ MORE

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

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

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