Category: Orthognatic Surgery

Can you have a tongue piercing while getting jaw surgery?

If you are considering get your tongue piereced and plan on having jaw surgery than you may need to rethink that decision. Jaw surgery requires you to be put under anaesthetic and it is madatory to remove all piercings.

What is orthognathic surgery?

Orthognathic surgery is not very commonly spoke of unless you are told by your dentist that your bite is off. A bad bite is normally fixed with the combinations of orthodontics and surgery. Learn the facts about orthognathic surgery and what it is here.

What are the risks of jaw surgery?

With any surgery comes risk and benefits. Jaw surgery is no exception and here we have laid out the common and not so common risk associate with having your jaw corrected.

What are the different kinds of bites?

There are different type of bites that a person may have that is referred to as the malocclusion type.

Openbite, Crossbite, Edge To Edge Jaw Surgery Case Study

In Erin’s case she had an edge to edge bite which is commonly fixed with braces and jaw surgery to get the desired results. Erin started her journey of jaw surgery at 30 years old. Take a ride into this case study with Erin and learn about her jaw surgery experience as well as get the facts.

Mandibular Advancement Jaw Surgery (BSSO) Case Study

Sabrina has lower jaw surgery also known as madibular advancement to correct an overbite. Her case study will allow you to learn more about overbite jaw surgery first hand from a real life case.

How long is the recovery after a corrective jaw surgery?

A common question regarding jaw surgery is the recovery. Take it from a past jaw surgery patient first hand in this article about the recovering after jaw surgery.

How long does swelling from jaw surgery last?

One of the biggest concerns with any surgery is the swelling after. Jaw surgery swelling happens to all patients and the severity varies by patient. Facial swelling normally last several weeks to several months.

How long after corrective jaw surgery can you start talking?

If you are considering having jaw surgery than a concern may be as to how long it will take for you to gain full control of your speech. Since you will be wired or banded shut you will want to account for the time to possibly take off from work or prepare for a period of time in which talking may be difficult. However, most are able to talk through their teeth immediately after jaw surgery.

Does jaw surgery hurt?

When getting jaw surgery everyone expects there to be pain associated with it. However most patients will tell you that they felt no pain, which could be mainly due to the prescription pain killers prescribed once you leave the hospital.