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A single jaw surgery means only one jaw is manipulated during the surgery,this could be either the upper jaw (maxilla), or the lower jaw (mandible).While a double jaw surgery involves both the upper and lower jaw. The indication for either a single jaw or a double jaw will depend on...
23 Jul 2019
Thank you for your question. You may be interested in this article that I had written previously about on jaw surgery in Singapore . Braces treatment is only able to correct the teeth position while jaw surgery corrects the bone/skeletal discrepancy. Many patients that I see do...
17 Jul 2019
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. As an orthodontist, I work closely with oral maxillofacial surgeons for patients requiring jaw surgeries. They handle the surgery and movement of the jaw, and we take care of the teeth alignment and the bite. These go hand in hand, rarely one without the other...
28 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question. From the profile photos that you have sent, it does appear to me that the upper lip position is ideal, while the lower lip is set back due to the retruded position of the lower jaw. I use the Zero Meridian line as a reference, which is a vertical line fr...
12 Mar 2019
Jaw surgery is a safe oral surgical procedure when done by a well-trained, experienced oral surgeon. Nonetheless, with all surgeries, there are risks that your oral surgeon will share with you before the procedure. Facial numbness is a side effect of jaw surgery and typically t...
10 Jan 2019
Class 3 skeletal malocclusion occurs when: 1) The upper jaw is undersized in relation to the lower 2) The lower jaw is too large in relation to the upper 3) Both the upper jaw is undersized and the lower jaw is too large in relation to each other A crossbite may also appear in class 3 malocclu...
27 Dec 2018
As part of pre-surgical planning, xrays and 3D scans of your skull and face will be made. This can then be used to approximate the changes to your face as a result of the surgery. Some patients may benefit from correcting a single jaw, some both jaws. The decision on which jaw should be treat...
27 Dec 2018
The reason for your underbite is probably due to an imbalance between your jaws, and/or the position and angulation of your teeth. From your photos, your lower jaw does seem more forward than your upper, and it is also off to the right hand side. An imbalance of the jaws ...
2 Dec 2018
It is great that you are thinking about correcting your bite. With skeletal issues such as a slanted jaw, surgery is indeed required in order to achieve a good stable bite. However depending on the degree of skeletal discrepancy (slanted jaw) braces / invisalign are still opti...
26 Jul 2018
In order to decide which method would most effective, we would need to assess and treat the cause of the protrusion. If it is due to protruding upper teeth which are flaring out and causing the lip to come forward, braces or Invisalign treatment would be ideal to reduce the pro...
26 Apr 2018
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