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what age to start jaw surgery for underbite

Author
Woojae Kim
Date
2017-05-11 11:56
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1640
Hi, this is Woojae Kim and I actually wrote a text before this one just to ask you guys about the cost and the time it is going to take for jaw surgery for an underbite. I also wanted to ask you guys, what age is the best time to start the jaw surgery? Because I am 17 years old and I am willing to start this right away at 18 years old if that is the best to start jaw underbite surgery. And just to make things clear, I actually wore braces for four years to fix my underbite, but after I took my braces off and started to wear invisalign, my underbite started to come back again. But the teeth are in more better condition than it was back then. So I was wondering what age is the best time to start jaw surgery for the underbite?

Woojae Kim
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  • 2017-05-12 18:07
    Hello

    Thank you for taking your time to send us your photos and showing an interest in ID Hospital.

    The minimum age limit for double jaw surgery is 19 years old (international age) and you also have to do a bone density test to show your bones have matured completely to be eligible for surgery. Please see below information on surgery for your information.

    Double Jaw surgery

    As far as the Double Jaw Surgery, ID Hospital is the best in the nation for this complex surgery, and is the first hospital in Asia, to specialize in maxillofacial surgery.

    Orthognathic Surgery is also known as Corrective Jaw surgery and Two jaw surgery and Three jaw surgery are types of Orthognathic surgery.

    Two-jaw surgery separates the upper and lower jaws and adjusts them in the correct position. The procedure is suitable for conditions including mandibular prognathism, mouth protrusion, facial asymmetry, and other abnormal positioning of the jaw. Traditionally, braces were required to be worn 1 to 1.5 years prior to surgery. The double Jaw surgery method originating from ID Hospital is an innovative procedure that has shortened the whole surgery time by eliminating the braces prior to surgery. After the surgery, a wafer is worn for one month followed by braces. Usually, depending on the cases, braces are required after the surgery to re-align the bite

    We recommend booking at least 2 months before desired surgery date.

    Before & after photos
    http://eng.idhospital.com/media/media0201.php?cat_id=a&va=A (PC)
    http://m.eng.idhospital.com/board/sbna/view/cno/11 (Mobile)

    FAQ about orthognathic surgery
    http://eng.idhospital.com/jaw/faq.php (PC)
    http://m.eng.idhospital.com/twojaw/faq (Mobile)

    <Cost>
    No Tie Double Jaw Surgery starts at 20 million KRW
    Wafer impression mold 2.5 million KRW

    Price is inclusive of pre and post operation examination fee (X-ray and CT scan), post-op treatments fee, anesthesia fee etc. (Post orthodontic treatment is not included).If you pay a deposit (deposit is 1 million KRW / 1000 USD) before coming, we will ensure you get the best doctor for your surgery on your preferred day. We will also provide an airport pick-up and assistance with booking in our affiliated hotels (fee is not included).

    <Time required in Korea and recovery period>
    Patients of Double jaw surgery are required to stay in Korea at least for 5 weeks. Before surgery, a week is required to make wafer mold impression.

    You will be hospitalized for 2~3 days and 2 or 3 times of treatment sessions required within a month. Stitches will be removed 14 days after surgery. Post orthodontic treatment can begin 1 month after surgery. You can process this with a dentist in your country, or visit our hospital once every 1 month~ 3 month.

    It depends on cases, but normally patients can go back to daily life 1~2 weeks after surgery. Severe swelling will disappear within a month. However, mild swelling might last for 3~6weeks and finally, you’ll look so natural and no one will notice that you had surgery!

    Please also note, if there is different recommendation by the doctor during consultation there will be a change in price.

    If you have any other surgeries that you're interested in or have any further questions do feel free to contact us at doctor@idhospital.com we are more than happy to assist you~

    Thank you for your interests in ID Hospital.


    Best Regards,

    ID Hospital


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