After Double Jaw Surgery: Canted Jaw!! Can only bite on ONE TOOTH. Will a second surgery help?
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Post operative complications
It is difficult to assess without a photo but it is possible that you have a cant and malocclusion. Because of the arch bars, occasionally, the bars can slip and your occlusion can move. I would discuss with your surgeon, ask for photos to review together both before, and afters. Make sure you have views of your occlusion as well.
If indeed you have true malocclusion or a severe cant, this probably cannot be improved without revision surgical intervention now at 3 months post op.
It is difficult to say. Sometimes braces can correct minor issues. Most times either the upper or lower jaw surgery is indicated to correct this problem. This is true especially if you have asymmetry
Abnormal jaw cant after jaw surgery.
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It sounds like another surgery may be needed. It's too bad you couldn't use a dental sleep apnea oral appliance. Of times, these dental devices work as a great alternative to CPAP machines, and in some cases, they can prevent the need for surgery. Good luck and I hope this helps. Follow me if you have more questions.
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