Orthognathic Surgery Questions

  • My jaw hurts 6 days after wisdom tooth extraction.

    I got all 4 of my wisdom teeth extracted 6 days ago. I have a lot of stiffness in my jaw and my cheekbones, and I'm not sure why? Also, I don't have a lot of pain to determine that I have a dry socket, but I don't see any blood clots forming in the...

  • Piercing And Wisdom Teeth?

    Hi I am 18 and have recently gotten a piercing that is under the tongue. I am going for an wisdom teeth consultation tomorrow and I know they will be taking an x ray that will show the piercing, if I ask politely will it be allowed for them not to...

  • Open bite/ underbite of canine!?! Please Help!?

    So I\'m getting treatment for an open bite with elastics and braces because of an open bite. Right now, for a couple weeks, my elastics have been on my bottom canine and around my top premolar and top canine in an upsidedown triangle like formation....

  • Am I a candidate for orthognathic surgery?

    I am 41 and always had a severe overbite and small lower jaw. I was raised by a single mom so braces were not an option when I was younger. I have always had problems swallowing, food and pills getting stuck in my throat, and I have snored since I...

  • Which options should I go for: surgery or no surgery?

    HI! I would like some advise. I went to see 2 different orthodontist and they gave me 2 very different way to treat my condition. I have an overbite and that might be one of the reason that I do snore. Me teeth close correctly together (no...

  • Well my avulsed tooth heal?

    A few days ago i got hit with a baseball in the face and i have braces but my whole entire front tooth came out from its socket so we went to the hospital and they put it back in and all this happened under an hour, so the next day we went to the...

  • I think I struck a nerve in my mouth

    it all started when I bit my tongue really bad and I start to use my saltwater and brush my teeth and rest of my mouth out with mouthwash but I didn't realize how strong the mouthwash was I was using it every time I thought about using mouthwash and...

  • can I change orthodontist, in braces & everything is going wrong

    I'm in desperate need of help. I'm currently in braces w/ an orthodontist & he says I will need jaw surgery eventually. He has expanded my teeth/bite even more & I can barely survive his treatment. I'm in a monster bite now (gigantic) and...

  • Where is the best place to implant for bone anchored maxillary protraction?

    Hi, I am looking for someone who can help me determine some information as it relates to the implantation of mini plates for bone anchorage for maxillary protraction in the human maxilla. (BAMP, bone assisted maxillary protraction) Specifically,...

  • requirement for a brace

    I am a 25 year old have an overbite which is only very obvious when I smile with my mouth wide open. The other problem I have is, my 2nd premolar tooth in the right lower jaw is slanted inward (facing the left side). This has created a little extra...

  • can i have a second jaw surgery to make jaw short

    I had a surgery about a year ago I had a underbite problem my upper jaw was move foward and my lower jaw move back i have a perfect bite now my teeth fit together and everything the problem is that I still don\'t like how my lower jaw is still...

  • Skeletal and skull disharmony

    Can orthognathic surgery help your head look more better and balanced since the bones are connected from the jaw to the skull. Or could I get any treatment from a oral surgeon for my skull irregularities?

  • What is the chance of a 3rd bsso setback after 2 relapses?

    I\'ve had 2 bsso set back surgery\'s 10 years ago , to just move my jaw back 3/16\" to try to eliminate an edge to edge bite that was created for me by my General Dentist .... Both surgeries relapsed the last one coming way forward and way to the...

  • Can an orthodontist perform gum tissue removal (gingivectomy)?

    I have had braces for about 6 months now (had them since June 19) and I didn\'t realize it until my sister and my grandmother stated that it looked as if my teeth were uneven and that my gums were \"taking over\" some of my teeth. I am 21 and I had...

  • Do I need braces again?

    Hi, I am 22 years old. I had braces for a year and a half just on my top row of teeth and got them off a year ago,I have an underbite and recently was interested in getting reconstructive jaw surgery so I called my orthodontist to set up an...

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