Healing from surgery and
enjoying your new smile
The surgery can take from 1 to 2 hours and, in the majority of cases, there will be no external scars as all work takes place inside the mouth. Surgery can affect your outward appearance, which might take you and your friends and family a little time to get used to. Patients are usually very pleasantly surprised by the difference in their facial esthetics, as well as their newly aligned jaw and increased ability to enjoy food once again.
The initial healing process is usually fast and you can go back to your normal activities quickly. Most people return to work or school within two weeks. Longer-term healing can take up to 12 months, with regular evaluation from your oral and maxillofacial surgeon as well as Dr. Wu and the team here at Redwood Shores Orthodontics.
To understand more about the process of Surgical Orthodontics, please book a consultation. An In-Practice consultation is recommended to get a full understanding of your needs and understanding the extent of required work.
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