Dr O’Keeffe will explain in detail at the consultation if surgery is required to optimize your smile and treatment outcome and will show you numerous examples of cases similar to you which he has successfully treated. Dr O’Keeffe will also arrange a consultation with a Maxillo-Facial surgeon for you to meet and discuss your case.
Remember it is an elective procedure and you and you only will decide if you wish to have jaw surgery in combination with your braces to optimize your smile. You may not wish to choose this treatment option and if so, other options will be presented to you.
Jaw surgery is carried out under general anaesthetic usually in a Cork or Dublin Hospital where the jaws can be moved virtually in any direction to a predetermined position to achieve cosmetic and functional excellence postoperatively with the ultimate goal of producing a wonderful smile. Your hospital stay is usually one to two days depending on the type of surgery required.