Double Jaw Sugery with Dr. Jefferey Caputo - Mission Viejo, CA

For the last 31 years of my life I have suffered...

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 went in for surgery...the first 2 weeks are toughest...as I was extremely swollen and I had a splint in my mouth...my upper jaw was cut into 3 and my bottom into 2....once I woke up in recovery...I was feeling ok..my teeth were rubber banded shut....and pain wasn't bad at all...I was on a pain pump...my hospital stay lasted 2 days...first few days your bleeding from mouth..getting used to splint...overall tired from surgery and def swollen....once home I used a ton of ice packs and arnicare for bruising/swelling...the first 2 weeks are liquid diet so all I ate was soups and shakes....this was the hardest part of my journey as I love food so be prepared because it's mentally challenging...over the next 14 days my face drastically went down..I still have min swelling but am beginning to feel completely normal...at 3 weeks I had my splint out and it felt great because you can brush your teeth and it's stinky and funky in there so taking it off was heaven..after that I was able to eat soft foods the last 3 weeks...currently I am 6 weeks post...I lost 10 pounds total from surgery...I had no post side effects...besides swelling....I did have numbness in lip for awhile post surgery but now it's subsided.....I can't open my mouth wide only 2 fingers but it will take time to return to full range of motion...I am back to eating normally whatever I can comfortably...I haven't tried nothing super hard as I want to wait for further healing but overall I am beyond happy! My smile looks beautiful and I can't wait till braces fully come off!! Dr. Caputo is wonderful and I highly recommend him if you have jaw issues...him and his staff are amazing...... <3

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Here some more pics see my changes...

A little over 3 months!!

Hey everyone I am a bit over 3 months now and I feel better then ever! I have such a beautiful smile and am a few weeks from removing my braces!!!! I have no side effects post surgery at all...and I can open my mouth 3 fingers spaces...I pretty much eat whatever I want and am just soo happy...I still have ridges at the bottom of my teeth from the years of not using them..once my braces are off my ortho will shave them and make them look pretty...again I can't thank not only Dr.Caputo but my ortho Dr. B whom I also plan to do a review..with both their expertise and team work they were able to fulfill my dream..jaw surgery is an extensive surgery that requires patient and a good team of doctors..this is your face...your mouth..your teeth...there no rooms for errors..I have seen some sad story on here from people who had the most horrific outcomes...but that's why I am here to share a positive one..I highly recommend my team for anyone out there and although each case varies rest assured your with the best and most honest team of people... Xoxo

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Pictures...

Bye bye braces

Look at this beautiful smile! I recently got my braces off right before my wedding and I could not be happier I looked soooo beautiful!' Thank you to Dr. Caputo and Dr. B for this smile!!
Mission Viejo Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon

I love Dr. Caputo! Best hands down..I trust him so much..he's very intelligent and smart and will take good care of you...he gave me such a beautiful smile and going to him was the best decision I ever made...

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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