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What is a maxillary osteotomy surgery?

Q: I have a problem protruding teeth. Last week I met a dentist and he advised me to go for a maxillary osteotomy surgery. Please tell me about this surgery and whether my problem can be cured by this surgery? He also told me that within three days this surgery can be done and I don't need to wear braces later. Please give me some details regarding this surgery.

A:The osteotomy surgery is being performed to reduce the jaw size if it is disproportionate. This is a complex surgery and mostly after the surgery braces are required to correct minor movements of teeth. For your case, it is difficult to comment without seeing your pictures, teeth replica models and x-rays. My suggestion is to be careful and get the surgery done from an experienced centre where oral surgeons and orthodontists both are working.


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