Treatment takes place in three phases. The first phase is the pre-surgical orthodontic phase where the orthodontist aligns the teeth within each jaw and independent of the bite. This phase generally takes approximately 18 months to complete (but may vary from patient to patient). The second phase is the surgical phase where the surgeon positions the jaws according to the orthodontically prepared teeth in order for them to fit properly.
The third and final phase is the postsurgical orthodontic phase and takes place after the operation is carried out. Here the orthodontist takes measures to stabilize and settle the occlusion (bite) and makes the final tooth adjustments. This phase generally takes 4-6 months (but may vary). Surgical orthodontics is complex and requires proper planning and good communication between both an experienced orthodontist and surgeon.
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