Jaw Surgery FAQs

Jaw Surgery FAQs WNY Orthodontists Free Surgical Consultation

Whether you or your loved one need jaw surgery, you likely have a lot of questions. We are here to answer all of them for you. The following are some of the most common questions people have about jaw surgeries.

Please keep reading to learn more and then give our office a call to set up a free consultation with our WNY orthodontists.

Who Needs Jaw Surgery?

Jaw surgery may be required for people who were born with jaw abnormalities. Depending on how severe your issue is, orthopedic care may not be a suitable treatment. There are several conditions in which we may operate on the jaw for. They include the following:

  • Under-developed lower jaw
  • Under-developed upper jaw
  • Crossbite
  • Overjet
  • Open bite
  • Gummy smile
  • Weak jawline

These are primarily done for medical reasons. Sometimes jaw surgery is done for cosmetic purposes.

What is Recovery Like?

Recovery can take some time. You are encouraged to avoid foods that are difficult to chew for about 6 weeks. You probably will not want to bite into a chocolate bar or chew on a steak while you are recovering.

Soft foods are great for recovery. Apple sauce, yogurt, smoothies, etc. are all easy to eat and nutritious. You might be worried about getting in calories and protein, but there are many ways to get smoothies to fulfill your nutritional needs.

Is Jaw Surgery Dangerous?

We perform surgical orthodontics all the time. If you are worried about the safety of your potential surgery, please know that we have been doing this regularly for many years. During your free consultation with us, we will go over any risks that you face when you undergo jaw surgery. There is no surgery that is without risk, but there is nothing to worry about.

Call Our WNY Orthodontists for a Free Consultation

If you have more questions about jaw surgery, please give us a call to set up a free consultation. We are here to help you get your dental issues solved.

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Orthodontists Associates of Western New York is proud to offer surgical orthodontic treatment throughout Buffalo, LancasterOleanHamburgOrchard Park, DunkirkEast Aurora, and Niagara Falls New York. If you have questions about surgical orthodontic treatments for yourself or a loved one, please contact one of our 7 convenient orthodontic offices to arrange a free consultation.

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