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

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Orthognathic Surgery Lower Jaw Advancement with Genioplasty

I am actually scheduled to go into surgery today! My orthodontist and surgeons have been working really hard to make sure everything goes perfect. I am nervous and excited. I will post some pre-op photos of my jaw and lips relaxed (although in at least 15 years I have never taken such photo... 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

Journey Not over Yet, but So Happy I Did This - Melbourne, AU

I decided to have jaw surgery around 18 months ago when I saw an orthodontist to see if I was a candidate for it. He agreed that I was and referred me to a surgeon who would work closely with him to get my bite where it should be. My motivation for getting the surgery was my appearance. I had... READ MORE

Orthognatic No-Tie Two-Jaw; Malar Cheek Zygoma Reduction; and Mandible V-line Reduction - South Korea

I Went to South Korea in the spring of 2014 and received the following procedures at ID HOSPITAL: -Orthognatic "2-Jaw" surgery; -Mandible "V-line" surgery; -Malar Cheek Zygoma reduction surgery; -Upper eyelids ptosis Repair; and -V3 Lifting (threadlift). April 9, 2014, was the day of my... READ MORE

Bad Decision Need Advice

Was quite a long story and i think i just made a bad decision that might had impacted my life from a perspective. To start off, i'm not a native english speaker, sorry my lackluster english but i try to make it clear and understandable. I'm a 18 male with an underbite that have just started my... 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

Gummy Smile and Weak Chin - Jaw Surgery

Hey Real Selfers, I am 30 years old and in my third round of braces. My first round was when I was 12 yrs old and then again at 18yrs because they relapsed. My orthodontist told me around 18 years old at the second round of braces that I could do jaw surgery if I wanted to, but that it would... READ MORE

19 Year Old, Jaw and Chin Point Extension with Top-mid Section Upper Jaw Lowered

I first met Dr Watts when I transferred from a children hospital to a adult hospital system at the age of 18. We discussed the issues surrounding my health, the cause and problem that had arisen with my juvenile arthritis as I grew. During this time the urgency for surgery to be done on my jaw... READ MORE

27 Years Old. Overbite Correction.

I had my BSSO surgery exactly 2 weeks ago and decided that now is a good time to review it. The overall procedure and recovery went, at least so far, much better than expected. I was well prepared for the procedure and from what I read on other blogs or reviews, I had planned for at least a... READ MORE

Upper Jaw Surgery - Charlotte, NC

Hey guys, I was diagnosed with an underbite. They told me that I would need jaw surgery, after 1-1/2 years of braces. I was told that I would need multiple extractions. So after 4 wisdom teeths and 2 molars, I finally got braces . Braces caused my uppers to move in to fill in my molars that I... READ MORE

Upper Jaw Surgery & Recovery. Edina, MN

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

Cross Bite Causing Chronic Pain, Interrupted Sleep and Issues with Self Confidence. Jaw Reconstruction - Santa Monica, CA

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

Double jaw surgery asymmetry Calgary, AB

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

Double Jaw Sugery with Dr. Jefferey Caputo - Mission Viejo, CA

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

Upper and Lower Jaw at NYU Langone - Baltimore, MD

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

Adult W Braces Preparing for BSSO Advancement Jaw Surgery - Stanford, CA

My surgery should be before the end of this year, I have had my braces since Jan/2016. I have over a cm overjet, more now since having the braces. I have trouble breathing, eating, sleeping, swallowing etc- due to lack of room. I look forward to getting this surgery done in hopes to greatly... READ MORE

Orthagnathic Surgery.Well Worth the Wait - Birmingham, GB

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

Paranasal Implants and Rhinoplasty (21 Yo) - Risaralda, Columbia

Hi, I'm a 21 yo man and the past january 13 i had orthognathic surgery, got paranal implants on both sides of my midface (MEDPOR implants), i wasn't happy about how my profile face looked like, so i decided to do this surgery along with a rhinoplasty (both functional and aesthetic). The surgery... READ MORE

Pre Jaw Surgery - Melbourne, AU

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

Complications of jaw surgery

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

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