Should I get jaw surgery now or wait until i’m older?

Q.
Hi. So I’m 15 years old and I have an underbite. I went through retainers ever since 8 but when I started losing teeth it became useless. All my docs and orthos told me to get surgery when I’m 16. Although I just came back from an ortho and he told me I should wait till I’m 21 to get the surgery because my jaw can still grow. I want to do it now but my ortho said if I do it now it’s possible it will grow back. So should I wait or should do it now?
A.
its best to wait till your jaw has stopped growing
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April 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Imogen Says :

I had underbite corrective surgery on both jaws about fours years ago. During the operation they broke the bottom jaw in where they shouldnt have. That side of my face is still swallon and very obvious when I wear my hair up. They also broke my nose and ever since I have a bone sticking up just under my eye. Yesterday I notice a noise in my mouth so looked and noticed my top jaw on one side is moving is this right?????

April 26th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Rachel Says :

I would go and see a Maxillo-facial surgeon for advice as soon as possible

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Lauren Says :

If I have a slight crack in my jaw in the back is it possible for my jaw to heal correctly or pretty good?

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Keon Says :

It depends on where the crack is some do heal by themselves others require treatment. You need to get someone to look at this.

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Anna Says :

I’m 14 years old and it’s possible that I may need surgery to correct a problem with a minor misalignment of my jaw. Will I end up with a scar on my face after the surgery, or will they operate from the inside?

May 1st, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Amira Says :

You will not end up with a scar, dont worry Anna.

June 14th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Kiersten Says :

hi, my sister is having trouble with a wisdom, she is 25 and according to the dentist the tooth (which is not visible ) is covered by the bone, so it involves removal of bone as well. my questions: 1. can an orthodontist do this procedure? 2. does it take a lot of time? 3.is it a common procedure? 4.the dentist further said that the nerve is very close and during the procedure she might lose the functions of the tastebud of half the tongue thank you for your time

June 14th, 2011 at 08:47 PM
Coby Says :

She will need to see an oral surgeon for a proper consultation and assessment of the tooth, bone and nerve, they are the best guys for this type of dentistry

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