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How long does it take to recover from Jaw Surgery? 0

Orthognathic Surgery Recovery | Manchester Orthodontics
Immediately After Surgery

It's common after orthodontic treatment and surgery for patients to feel discomfort, although the level will vary from patient to patient. When you go home, it is important that a friend or relative spends the first night with you. Remember to take any advised or prescribed medications. You will be able to shower on the second day after jaw surgery, but you must avoid hot, prolonged showers which may cause bleeding in the upper jaw if surgery is performed there

How to Prepare for Jaw Surgery 0

Jaw Surgery | Manchester Orthodontics

When you have a complex bite such as an overbite, underbite or open bite that can’t be fixed with braces alone you may be recommended to have jaw surgeryWhen you have a malocclusion, your top and bottom teeth may not meet in the middle when you bite together. This can cause biting and chewing to be painful. However, more often than not the main reason people choose this type of surgery is that they want to boost their confidence. In this blog, we discuss what you will need to do to prepare for jaw surgery. 

How to figure out whether you have an overbite 0

overbite

Without knowing what an overbite is it’s impossible to figure out whether you have one or not, therefore understanding the signs is one of your first steps to diagnosis. An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. A lot of people have at least a little bit of an overbite, but when it’s severe it can affect confidence and often the function of the teeth. 

Is jaw surgery painful? 0

Jaw surgery

When a bite is too severe to be corrected with braces alone, then jaw surgery will be needed. To some people, the procedure may seem scary but it is usually quite simple. In today's blog, we’re going to discuss a commonly asked question of whether jaw surgery is painful.

Will I need jaw surgery to correct my underbite? 0

Underbite surgery

If you have an irregular bite, you will need orthodontic treatment to correct it, so will you need jaw surgery? Carry on reading to learn whether jaw surgery is the only option available to fix an underbite.

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