This method cuts the back of the jaw diagonally into two segments on both the left and right. The surgeon can then move a protruding lower jaw backward or a retruded lower jaw forward to establish an improved bite. The lower jaw is then secured with titanium screws and sometimes plates.
How do they perform double jaw surgery?
Double jaw surgery procedureYoure given general anesthesia, which makes you fall asleep. Your surgeon makes incisions inside your mouth. Your surgeon cuts and repositions one jawbone. Your surgeon moves, enlarges, or reduces the other jawbone. •21 Jul 2020
How painful is double jaw surgery?
It is not uncommon to experience some pain or pressure in or around your jaw joint areas after jaw surgery. This may feel somewhat like an earache. It is due to pressure in the jaw joint area due to the new position of your jaw. This will usually disappear within 2 to 3 weeks.
Is jaw surgery very painful?
Jaw surgery is usually performed after the growth stops, which is around ages 14 to 16 years for females and 17 to 21 years for males. The surgery is performed under general anesthesia, so there is no pain during surgery. Patients usually experience pain after the anesthesia wears off, which can last for a few days.
How many hours does jaw surgery take?
Routine surgery on one jaw typically takes one to two hours. Surgery that involves multiple procedures may take as long as three to five hours.