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My orthodontist says that I need to have surgery and braces in order to correct my teeth.

I also have a condition known as multiple epiphyseal dysplasia which is a congenital birth defect that affects bone growth. Will this condition have any negative effects when I have the jaw surgery? ... Visitor from CA

Epiphyseal Dysplasia is generally only a factor in adolescence.

Since I am not privy to your records, I can't speak to your problem directly. But generally, this has no impact during orthognathic surgery. If your surgeon and orthodontist are comfortable with going forward, I'm sure it is not an issue.

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