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Upper Jaw Impaction with Lower Jaw Surgery
  1. Braces are put on first
  2. When the teeth are aligned, you are ready for jaw surgery
  3. Jaw surgery is done inside mouth without outside scars.
  4. The surgery shortens the upper jaw to allow the upper lip to lengthen to decrease the amount gum (gingiva) that is shown.  Some patients may also need a lower surgery to bring up the lower jaw to match the position of the upper jaw.
  5. Titanium plates are used to hold the bone togther until it heals.
  6. We never wire the jaws closed.
  7. We use dental elastics to guide the new bite.
  8. Braces are continued after surgery.
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