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My niece is 14 and is currently wearing a brace, however her teeth are not going back as they should, they say its because her jaw does'nt match up properly, so she is having an op where they will break her jaw and reposition it, My niece is identical to me, I have the same problem with my jaw, when I close my mouth my chin wrinkles up because it is out of allignment(sp), I had/do huge huge problems with my teeth too, I so want it done too but I expect it will cost thousands, anyone had this done as an adult?
no, I have a massive over bite that causes problems with my teeth, one dentist commented that he was surprise no one had done anything about it when I was younger. When I asked about having it done now he said it was such a major op that he really wouldn't reccommend it.
I think there my be the possibilty of a brace if the theeth are misallignet once the jaw has been reset, but if it's a simple missalignment of the jaw and not the teeth then I doubt there will be a brace involved. Not sure I could manage a liquid diet
Hi car25, thanks for the info, I read the risk of losing feeling is quite rare, is this because you had it done twice do you think? Sorry this happened to you. Could you tell me how much it cost, or was it done on the NHS? Apart grom the loss of feeling are you happy with the result?
I had mine both done on the NHS and am now happy with the result.
Although I do seem to have had a lot of problems with my teeth since (which may just be coincidental or could have been caused by the movement of teeth with braces).
Ask your dentist to refer you, then you can find out more about the operation specific to yourself, and how long you would need to wear braces for before and after the op, then decide. My last operation was over 10 years ago now and I am sure things have changed.
Thanks car25, will definately look into it, I know braces cost about £5000, I wonder if that would be on NHS as well as it is part of the procedure, in fact I wore a brace 15 years ago so teeth are pretty straight so it may not be necessary.
Hi, I had jaw surgery about 5 years ago. One side of my jaw kept growing and the other didn't so they were becoming increasingly misaligned. I had one op to kill the growing cells and asecond to reposition the jaw. I did have a fixed brace as they need to put the teeth in the position they will need to be in after the op beforehand, as your jaw is too weak to do it afterwards. I had it on NHS following referral from my dentist to a maxillofacial surgeon.