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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Gonna fix my jaw!

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

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

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

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

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 starts 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

29 year old female, double jaw orthognathic surgery, chin lengthening, rhinoplasty, cheek augmentation and fat transfer to face.

I really wanted to do orthognatic surgery for many years now, after since I found out about my condition. In my late teen years I was always self conscious about my small lower chin and consulted with a plastic surgeon about getting liposuction. They offered to do a chin implant and liposuction.... 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

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

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

4 Days Post Op Upper Jaw Only

Ive been in braces for 2 years now and I had surgery 4 days ago. Surgeon said I only needed upper jaw because my bite fit perfect with it just moved forward and down a little. I always had issues with my upper teeth not showing but what made me start this journey was a tmj issue along with a... READ MORE

The Risks of Jaw Surgery: Severe Complications from Dr. Lawrence Levin

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

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

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

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

19 year old male Having analyze my face service to decide against jaw implants surgery: worth it

I thought i needed Jaw implants but i was recommended to have orthognatic surgery and other procedures. I was skeptic initially but now i am thankful because i understand these are the best options for me. I am posting this because i am very satisfied and to have the 20% money back the company... READ MORE

46 and Finally Decided to Go Through with It. - Dallas, TX

I have had bad teeth as long as I can remember having adult teeth. And as I started working and could afford braces ever orthodontist recommended jaw surgery or extractions. Braces as well of course. Well after many years of thinking about it I decided to do it. This Thursday get braces and... READ MORE

Please Advise: LeFort 1 Should Have Been Double Jaw Surgery; LeFort 1 "Revision" Caused Other Issues.

Three years ago, I had an open bite and crossbite, which had always caused problems in speech and made me a messy eater. I'm interested to know if any doctors can evaluate what the best way would be to proceed from here after these surgeries. I am 48. My surgeon opted for LeFort 1 surgery... 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

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