What can I do about my receded mandible and maxilla? (photo)
Los Angeles, CA
1 year ago
I currently have braces and haven't discussed anything regarding jaw surgery as my orthodontist said braces will correct the overbite. However, I think I want to explore the possibility of achieving better facial balance. It seems I have a recessed maxilla and a receded lower jaw. What can I do about this? What exactly would jaw surgery entail and time frame in terms of recovery?
Doctor Answers 1
see a qualified Orthognathic surgeon for proper treatment planning. You may need to reverse what has been done by your current orthodontic treatment.
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