The Surgical Path: Demystifying the Process

At Movahed OMS, we recognize that embarking on a surgical journey can raise various questions and emotions. Our goal is to be your guiding light, ensuring that you are well-informed and confident throughout your transformative experience.

Orthodontics Are A Critical Component of Our Treatment Process

All of our patients receive orthodontic treatment as it significantly enhances the results. Whether through Invisalign or traditional braces, our partnered orthodontists tailor their approach to your needs. This ensures the best possible outcome for your surgery.

Consult & Diagnostics

State of the art Diagnostic Tests

We demystify the role of diagnostics, including the importance of MRI and orthodontics in crafting your surgical plan. Additionally, we shed light on various other tests that might be required, ensuring a comprehensive assessment.
Diagnostics Page

An In-person Consultation with Dr. Movahed

An In-person Consultation with Dr. Movahed Your surgical journey starts with a comprehensive in-person consultation. Dr. Movahed personally conducts this evaluation, taking measurements and understanding your unique needs. This hands-on approach forms the basis of a tailored surgical plan designed with your well-being in mind.

Virtual Surgical Planning & Materials

Second Consultation:
Addressing Your Questions & Concerns

After your initial consultation, questions may arise. Our second consultation is dedicated to addressing these concerns, ensuring that you have a clear understanding and are comfortable moving forward.

Exploring Scans & VSP

Exploring Scans & VSP We guide you through the process of scans and Virtual Surgical Planning (VSP). Depending on your case, we discuss the types of scans involved and explain how VSP guides the surgical procedure itself.

Ordering Joints & Hardware

Upon achieving orthodontic readiness, we move towards the surgical scheduling phase. We provide insights into the behind-the-scenes process of ordering joints and hardware to ensure a smooth surgical experience.

Pre-surgery, Surgery & Recovery

Pre-Surgical Medical Clearance

Approximately a month before your surgery, we guide you through pre-surgical medical clearance. This step ensures your health and safety, contributing to a successful surgical outcome.

The Surgical Experience

Surgery day arrives, marking a pivotal moment in your journey. We provide an overview of what to expect, reassuring you with the knowledge that you’re in capable hands.

Eating After Surgery: A Gentle Transition

Rest assured, your jaws will not be wired shut after surgery. We understand the importance of nourishment during your recovery. In the initial two weeks, you will be on a liquid diet. This allows your jaws to heal properly while ensuring your nutritional needs are met. This phase is an opportunity to try new recipes for soups, smoothies, and protein-rich drinks that will aid in your healing journey.

Gradual Progression to Soft Foods

As you transition from the liquid phase, you will gradually introduce soft foods into your diet. Think of foods that are easily chewed or require minimal effort to consume. This phase supports your body’s healing process and minimizes discomfort.

Expert Pain Management Support

We collaborate closely with pain management specialists to ensure your recovery is as comfortable as possible. Post-surgery discomfort is normal, but our team is dedicated to alleviating your pain effectively. You will receive detailed guidance on pain management, including medication schedules and alternative methods to soothe any discomfort.

Addressing Concerns: Will I Be Wired Shut?

One of the most common questions we receive pertains to whether your jaws will be wired shut after surgery. We’re pleased to inform you that this is not a standard procedure at Movahed OMS. Instead, you’ll have the freedom to open and close your mouth naturally. Our surgical approach is designed to prioritize your comfort and ease during recovery.

Practical Considerations

Costs & Insurance

At Movahed OMS, we are a fee-for-service provider, meaning we are not typically covered by insurance. However, the hospital fees are usually covered by insurance and are managed directly by us. For the surgery costs, we recommend keeping all of the documents relating to your surgery and filling a claim post-surgery with your insurance. We understand the challenges of navigating insurance and we’re here to assist you in maximizing your reimbursements.

Educational Descriptions

Understanding your procedures is vital to easing anxieties. We provide clear and accessible descriptions of your surgical procedures, simplifying medical terminology.

Addressing Apprehensions

Overcoming Fear of the Unknown

We understand the fear that comes with surgery so we make sure to be fully transparent and address common concerns about the unknown, offering insights to alleviate fears and provide a clearer mindset for your surgical journey.

Recovery Realities

We acknowledge common post-surgery questions and concerns. From eating considerations, nutrition, to temporary limited jaw function and pain management, we ensure you’re well-prepared for every aspect of your recovery.

Your Comfort is Our Priority

At Movahed OMS, our mission is to guide you through every step of your surgical journey. We prioritize your comfort, education, and overall well-being. With a strong emphasis on transparency and support, we empower you to confidently take each step towards your path to a healthier, happier you. Connect with us today to embark on your transformative health journey.

Maxillary Hypoplasia. Mandibular Prognathism. Dental Class III.



LeFort 1 Segmental Osteotomy. Bilateral Saggital Split Osteotomy. Counter Clockwise Rotation. Genioplasty.

This patient had: Maxillary Hypoplasia – a condition where the upper jaw fails to develop fully, resulting in an underdeveloped or recessed appearance; Mandibular Prognathism – also known as an underbite, is a condition where the lower jaw protrudes forward in relation to the upper jaw and A Class III Bite.

Condylar Hyperplasia Type II



Lefort 1 Segmental Osteotomy. Bilateral Saggital Split Osteotomy.


Before the surgery, he was very unhappy with his smile and how asymmetrical his jaw looked. He had a benign tumor called an Osteochondroma on his condyle that caused problems with the alignment of his jaws. Dr. Movahed removed the tumor and fixed the damage it had caused.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)



LeFort 1 Segmental Osteotomy. Bilateral Total Joint Replacement (TJR). Geniplasty.


Prior to surgery, Josh had a bone-on-bone joint condition on the right side of his jaw. He was in severe pain and had limited ability to open his mouth which impacted his daily life, mood, and relationships. Sleep apnea further worsened his quality of life. The surgery involved correcting the arthritic joint and moving the jaw forward.

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