Opinions on necessity of orthognathic surgery (Photo)
15 days ago
I'm 27 years old and recently went to speak with an orthodontist about fixing my overbite and, hopefully, my TMJ pain of 10+ years. He suggested traditional braces with forsus springs, but said they would be limited in their effectiveness because my lower jaw is positioned too far backward. I haven't scheduled a consultation with a surgeon yet, but I was just wondering if anyone could either confirm what I've been told so far or offer another suggestion.
Doctor Answers 1
Jaw surgery and orthodontics
You do have a 'smaller' lower jaw which is the cause of the 'overjet/overbite'. The upper front teeth 'tilt backwards' towards the lower front teeth; so it may not look too bad to you. But once the orthodontist puts the upper teeth in the proper position for their health and smile; the overjet/overbite will change. The best way to fix that is to treat the problem - the smaller lower jaw; so a lower jaw advancement is necessary for the best long term result
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