Feb. 23, 2022

The Road to Jaw Surgery: Braces

The Road to Jaw Surgery: Braces

In this episode, I discuss the latest updates toward my journey toward Jaw Surgery. I share what my Surgeon had to say, and how my first day of braces went. I talk openly about my fear of change and how anxiety has played a role in this journey, and...


In this episode, I discuss the latest updates toward my journey toward Jaw Surgery. I share what my Surgeon had to say, and how my first day of braces went. I talk openly about my fear of change and how anxiety has played a role in this journey, and how I plan to overcome my fears along the way.

The surgery discussed is used to correct a severe malocclusion (the teeth of the upper jaw or maxilla do not align appropriately with the teeth of the lower jaw or mandible) from a misaligned jaw is called orthognathic surgery. This includes procedures to move the upper jaw or maxilla forward, backward, or even to widen it. It also includes procedures to move the lower jaw or mandible rotationally to correct asymmetry, forward or backward. Orthognathic surgery is usually completed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment or braces.