Orthognathic Surgery Questions

Will My Face Change When After Jaw Surgery

I like the way I look now, and I worry that the jaw surgery will change my face shape. I just want my teeth to fit together better so I also stop having jaw pain. This is a very major surgery so I want to be sure before I commit to this journey....

How Long Does It Take To Pull Upper Teeth?

How long does it take to recover from having all my upper teeth pullede. I also feel very sharp shards all along the gum line. What can I do for that pain? Thank you. 

Is it normal for the incision in my mouth to be leaking yellow fluid?

About 5 years ago I had a surgery on my jaw. I had a metal plate inserted into my chin area and after five years my incision is leaking yellow fluid and it smells awful. Is this normal or should I be going to my surgeon to check on my incision?

Alf or Sarpe surgery ?

I I'm eighteen years old and i'm from France , and I'm very unhappy by the result of my teeth after braces. I have a narrow smile and a large buccal corridor. Is there a solution like a palatal expander ? One doctor told me that the dna would be the...

Black spots found in my jaw

My dentist seen black spots im my jaw wants to to see oral surgeon i asked him how bad he said one of two things iys either nothing or its real bad i dont have insurance to have it checked i do have a copy of my xrays i could send them to u

Jaw Xrays

Jaw asymmetry

I was wondering if you could take a look aat the x-ray photo to determine whether the left side of my jaw grew bigger than the left. If this is the case, what treatment options are there to correct this problem? Ive heard of dental appliances, are...

Canker Sore

Canker Sore Gone Rouge

So for 4 weeks I've had this gone rouge canker sore. I'm getting it surgically removed in 2 months. It's so noticeable although it's in the inside of my bottom lip. I also wear bottom retainers and that makes the pain 2x worse. What can I do to...

Canker Sore

Canker sore gone rouge.

So for 4 weeks I've had this gone rouge canker sore. I'm getting it surgically removed in 2 months. It's so noticeable although it's in the inside of my bottom lip. I also wear bottom retainers and that makes the pain 2x worse. What can I do to...

20 years post O Surgery, can a mandibular extraction cause TMJ

I am 20 years post Orthagnathic surgery. I needed a molar to be extracted on lower right. I had terrific pain in my left jaw during extraction. i have worked in the dental field for decades. I asked the doctor to please section my tooth at that...

How old do I have to be to have SARPE?

Hello -For a male who was done growing, height-wise, by age 15, is 19 too young to have S.A.R.P.E.? -Could a patient possibly not get as good of a result if he has S.A.R.P.E. before his mid-palatal suture fused and/or if his lower jaw isn't...

Should I get an orthognathic surgery to fix my gummy smile ?

Hello, I’m female 26yo that started an orthodontic treatment 8 months ago. It’s been fine so far but i’m a bit concerned about the amout of gum that is visible when i’m smiling. I did some research online and saw that to correct a gummy...

Receding gums 3 years after jaw surgery

Hi my Daughter had double jaw surgery to correct her bite , the surgery was a success , she went through a good year of recovery after the surgery and has great teeth. However 3 years later she has developed receding gums on front teeth of lower...

At what point in time is it too late for RME treatment?

I recently turned 17 in November 2016. The last time I've visited a dentist/orthodontist was at school for free checkups in 2014-2015. At that point in time I was not concerned or even aware of my malocclusion. I believe I have an anterior crossbite...

Mandible Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

Hi I appreciate your time, Regarding BSSO for hemimandibular/condylar hyperplasia can screws and the plate on the operating side that the mandible is extended only be placed in the middle or toward the bottom of the mandible underneath the IAN...

How safe is it to get a chin implant removed and get sliding genioplasty 2 1/2 months post rhinoplas

I had a rhinoplasty done in November and will be traveling constantly starting in March without more than a day off at a time for two years. I had a rhinoplasty & chin implant and know I don't want to keep this for the rest of my life...