To say that Dr. Hukmani has changed my life would be an understatement. I had braces from age 12 to 16. The orthodontist at the time recommended I have jaw surgery, however my Mother was against it as it wasn’t considered to be “medically necessary”. I began having debilitating migraines at age 14 which continued into adulthood. I had CT Scans, MRI’s, bloodwork, etc but the cause of the migraines could not be determined. I was diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea in my mid-20’s and required a CPAP (during testing I had an “episode” of apnea on average 22 times per hour). I was unable to breathe through my nose and suffered terrible seasonal allergies and sinus infections. It wasn’t until I was in my mid-30’s that an oral surgeon determined the cause of my headaches AND Sleep Apnea to be related to my jaw. I had a congenital jaw deformity – basically one side of my jaw either stopped growing before the other, or one had grown more than the other…..which resulted in asymmetry. I was very aware of this once I reached puberty. My self-esteem was very low and I loathed having my picture taken. My health insurance at the time did not cover the jaw corrective surgery as it was considered cosmetic, so I continued to suffer. By this point we discovered that I now have kidney damage from all of the pain medicine I had been on to help relieve the migraines. In 2016 I received a notice that my health insurance now covered the jaw surgery IF you met certain criteria….I met EVERY SINGLE ONE. I started my journey at the surgeon’s office, who referred me to Dr. Hukmani. Dr. Hukmani was optimistic from the start and I felt totally at ease! We started on the journey right away. I was to wear braces for a year to year & ½, have the surgery, braces for another 6-8 months then retainer. The closer it came to surgery the more nervous I got. If I’m being honest I had second thoughts….having both sides of my jaw – top & bottom broken, mouth being “wired” shut for weeks….I was terrified. Dr. Hukmani and his staff were SO understanding, supportive and confident that this would turn my life around…..AND IT DID!! I cannot thank them all enough for reassuring me that I had made the right decision. I could not have been in better hands! I am so grateful for the LIFE Dr. Hukmani has given me. Not a single headache since surgery, no more CPAP machine, allergy/sinus issues have improved, and I can BREATHE from my nose. I had no idea that a misaligned jaw could cause so much “chaos”, but Dr. Hukmani did. I am now a year and 3 months post-op and could not be any happier with the results. When he showed me at my consultation how my bite would look after surgery, with treatment with braces I was like “there is NO way my teeth will EVER look like that!” (to myself of course). I had a crazy open bite on the right side – I could stick probably 2 fingers in when I was biting down. There is no way that could be fixed, right?? Well, he proved me wrong. My bite is exactly like he showed me it would be….I was (and still am) floored at the results! I cannot thank Dr. Hukmani enough for the new, beautiful smile and pain-free life he has gifted me with. He and his staff are AMAZING!!!