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    Exclamation Operation before braces? Help please

    Hey, i need braces but was told due to a big overbite i would need an operation to, i believe they will break my jaw and then the braces would be applied after its healed. Im 17 years old and im just wondering how much time it would take me to recover from an operation like this? I presume it will be painful but worth it.

    Just im currantly studing for my A levels and just wondering if i would be in hospital for long periods of time etc.

    Any help you can give me would be much appreshiated, Many thanks, Sam

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    Aug 2009
    Pangbourne & London


    i am not sure without seeing your exact situation, but the braces are usually used before surgery and then depending on its success after surgery for minor corrections. it would be best to get an opinion from a specialist orthodontist who can work up your case with an OMFS. they would be able to advise you more accuratley about this as it is very specialised treatment with some significant risks.
    Dr Nick Fahey BDS (NZ), MCLIN DENT PROS (London), FRACDS, MRD RCS (Edin) Pros, MFDS RCS (Eng)

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