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Orthognathic Surgery (Jaw Surgery) - Sock Oral Surgery

Orthognathic Surgery

What Is Orthognathic Surgery ?

Orthognathic surgery, also known as jaw surgery, is a surgical procedure that is used to correct the position of the jaws. This can be done to improve the alignment of the teeth, the appearance of the face, or both.

Orthognathic surgery is a complex procedure that should only be performed by a qualified oral and maxillofacial surgeon. The surgeon will work with you to determine if orthognathic surgery is the right treatment for you and to develop a treatment plan that meets your individual needs.


Who Needs Orthognathic Surgery ?

Orthognathic surgery is a complex procedure that is usually only recommended for people who have significant problems with the alignment of their teeth or the appearance of their face.

Some of the conditions that may require orthognathic surgery include:

  • Malocclusion:
    This is a term used to describe misaligned teeth. Malocclusion can cause a number of problems, including difficulty chewing, tooth decay, and gum disease.
  • Asymmetry:
    This is a condition in which the jaws are not symmetrical. Asymmetry can cause the face to look uneven.
  • Overbite:
    This is a condition in which the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. Overbite can cause problems with chewing and speaking.
  • Underbite:
    This is a condition in which the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth too much. Underbite can cause problems with chewing and speaking.
  • TMJ disorder:
    This is a condition that causes pain and dysfunction in the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), which is the joint that connects the jaw to the skull.

If you have any of these conditions, you may be a candidate for orthognathic surgery. However, it is important to talk to your oral surgeon to see if you are a good candidate for the procedure.

Frequently Asked Questions

The recovery time for corrective jaw surgery typically takes about 4-6 weeks. However, the actual recovery time may vary depending on the extent of the surgery and the individual's overall health.

The cost for jaw surgery depends on several factors. However, the specific cost for your procedure depends on your situation. The best way to find out is by scheduling a consultation with our practice today.

It depends. Most insurance policies don’t cover orthognathic surgery, but there are some exceptions if the procedure corrects a functional problem like obstructive sleep apnea. You should contact your dental insurance provider for more details.

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