Orthognathic Surgery Questions

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Can come beam imaging/tomograms of tmj confirm previous issues?

    At age 16 I spontaneously developed an anterior open bite. No issues with bite before and no tongue thrust, although I had been using a new drugstore nightguard when it developed. My ortho fixed it w/o doing imaging on my tmj. Looking back, I wonder...

  • Tooth exposure packing coming out

    I just had a tooth exposure done and the packing for my canine tooth came out and a piece of chain is in the packing. The packing keeps falling out even if I put it back in myself, what should I do?

  • Jaw surgery Facial change

    Hello i have a few questions about Jaw surgery. I have an overbite and i feel like a weak chin can that be fixed with jaw surgery?

  • 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,...

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