1. hey I was wondering how long was it before jaw surgery from your first appointment cause I want to have jaw surgery this summer but my first meeting is at the end of march. I already have straight teeth and my underbite is not as bad.

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    Hi Christine,

    Your teeth may appear straight, but it’s really not a matter of cosmetic ‘straightness’ — it’s more about the alignment of your teeth to your new, post-surgery bite. That usually takes awhile, anywhere from 9 months to 2 years, depending on the person. Jaw surgery is a big deal! If it is right for you, then it will definitely be worth it, but you can’t rush it.

    I know how you feel — you just want to get it done! But, trust me, it will turn out much better if you follow the correct process and take it one step at a time. It’s your face and your smile after all! Do it right.


  3. hey i just wanted to know if the jaw surgery hurt or just okay.

  4. I have a lower under bite and will be having surgery sometime in the next 3 to 4 months. Can you give me more information on how your surgery went? I’m kind of scared….

  5. Hey Susan,
    I’m so glad that I found your blog. I will have my jaw surgery soon enough so I get so anxious now. How was the diet after the surgery? How did you eat/drink? Did you lose lots weight? I kinda saw that you mentioned bout those supplements post-op. How long after the surgery did u start taking those supp.? Omg. I’m so worried.

  6. Hii, I also undergone through a surgery on upper and lower jaws. it is now 28 days. but still have swellings.i still have the confusion it is goodlooking for me or not. now it is swollen, so i can’t tell it is good or bad right now. i have done this for protruded teeth with gummy smile. can you please say how long it will take to get rid of swellings and some remedies for swelling . and one more after surgery it will be good am I right?

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