What is Jaw (orthognathic) Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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See also: Bilateral Sagittal Split Osteotomy

Jaw surgery, also called orthognathic surgery, is performed by Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons to correct a wide range of minor and major skeletal and dental irregularities, including the misalignment of jaws and teeth, which, in turn, can improve chewing, speaking and breathing.

Side effects

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Moderate 2
Mild 0
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Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Jaw (orthognathic) Surgery

Side effect Patients
Nerve damage 1

Duration

Stopped having Jaw (orthognathic) Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 10
Adherence
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Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
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Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 1
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
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$200+ 1
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 0
Not specified 1
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