My dentist recommends surgery for my jaw i wonder short root tooth will affect the surgery

Q. Hi. i’m 25 and have recently been referred to a hospital consultant for suspected TMJ disorder, as i have been experiencing severe jaw pain, neck pain and ear ahce, my dentist recommends surgery because of my complex jaw. i also have a bad underbite of about 1cm and severe crowding of my lower teeth. when i was a teenager i had braces on my upper teeth, but never my lower teeth – they wanted to do jaw surgery but my parents refused. when i was 21 i found out i had shortening of the roots on my top teeth. could you tell me if it is possible to have jaw surgery with braces only on my bottom teeth as i’m sure they will not want to apply a brace to my top teeth? or will the short roots prevent them from doing the surgery at all? Thank you for any help you can give me.

A. Hi

Unfortunately it is impossible for me to give a treatment option without looking at the mouth. My advice would be to have consultation with an orthodontist to see what your options are.

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