I have an underbite. Would I be able to have my operation before braces?

Doctor Answers 2

Possibly Before and After!

Assuming your'e talking about jaw surgery, often times braces are done in two stages, a before and after surgery phase. With the technology available today, it's possible to visualize the end-result using 3D x-rays to know what YOUR different stages of treatment would be.

Possibly Before and After!

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Assuming your'e talking about jaw surgery, often times braces are done in two stages, a before and after surgery phase. With the technology available today, it's possible to visualize the end-result using 3D x-rays to know what YOUR different stages of treatment would be.

Ortho surgery

Hi,
Yes some people have severe skeletel overbite and underbite, and they need orthognatic surgery in combination with braces.The right sequence:1st: You get a braces for couple of months, do initial leveling of your arches of your teeth2: your orthodontist and your oral surgeon coordinate, he will send all your records to your surgeon3rd, you have your surgey and they coordinate together4rd . you recover after surgery come back to your ortho and finish the braces.
Goof LuckGeorge Sahakyan DDS

George Sahakyan, DDS
Glendale Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Ortho surgery

{{ voteCount >= 0 ? '+' + (voteCount + 1) : (voteCount + 1) }}

Hi,
Yes some people have severe skeletel overbite and underbite, and they need orthognatic surgery in combination with braces.The right sequence:1st: You get a braces for couple of months, do initial leveling of your arches of your teeth2: your orthodontist and your oral surgeon coordinate, he will send all your records to your surgeon3rd, you have your surgey and they coordinate together4rd . you recover after surgery come back to your ortho and finish the braces.
Goof LuckGeorge Sahakyan DDS

George Sahakyan, DDS
Glendale Dentist

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.