Am I a candidate for orthognathic surgery?
This procedure is recommended to patients to whom other forms of treatment have proven unsuccessful. Patients usually experience jaw pain, have chewing issues, or have an under-bite or overbite. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
Is the surgery painful?
During the procedure patients are asleep, so you won’t feel any pain. After surgery, you may experience some mild pain, numbness on the jaw and swelling.
Do I need a special diet after surgery?
Diet depends on the extent of the procedure. On simpler surgeries, you will start with liquids and soft foods, and then transition to solids over a couple of days. On a more complex procedure you may only eat liquids and pureed foods for some weeks. We recommend that you consult your health specialist to understand what your dietary needs will be.
How long will recovery be?
About six weeks after surgery your doctor may attach braces to finish aligning your teeth, these could stay on your teeth even after a full recovery to continue aligning and to prevent any relapse. Recovery could last for about 2 or 3 months, but times may vary.