Treatment Plan

Your treatment plan will be defined after a discussion by all the members of your treatment team. Your treatment team could include your orthodontist, your periodontist, your general dentist, your oral and maxillofacial surgeon and any other professional needed for your specific case.

Treatment Stages and Time Frames

Just to give you an idea of time frames, typical stages and time frames are shown here. It can be hard to predict exact time for each stage. So be prepared to be flexible.

StageDurationDescription
Diagnosis and Treatment Plan1-4 weeksInitial Consultation
Initial orthognathic work-up.
Surgeon and orthodontist consult together
Meet with team members as needed to discuss overall plan
Preparation for Surgery12 - 18 monthsDental work
Orthodontic work (Presurgical orthodontics)
Extraction of wisdom teeth if necessary
Regular check-ups to assess progress
Surgery and Hospital Recovery1 - 3 daysMeet with surgeon to prepare for surgery and recovery
Quit smoking (if you smoke)
Blood Donation one or two units
Presurgical physical exam and blood work
Surgery
Hospital stay from one to three days
Recovery at Home2 - 8 weeksRest at home; on a soft diet for 2 or more weeks
Weekly Postoperative exam by surgeon
Gradual return to normal eating and normal oral hygiene
Start post surgical orthodontic treatment as soon as two weeks after surgery
Postsurgical Treatment6-12 monthsComplete orthodontic treatment (Postsurgical orthodontics)
Follow-up with surgeon as needed
Routine dental care
Other dental care, if needed
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Hospitals

As one of the premiere oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in South Florida, we are proud to be affiliated with numerous reputable hospitals.

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Insurances Accepted

Here at Oral Facial Reconstruction and Implant Center, we make every effort to provide you with both the finest care and convenient financial options.

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Our Locations

We are located close to local hospitals to grant you further peace of mind.