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To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

To what extent does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) cost?

Varies: Fees for all medical procedure vary widely from office to office, so it's hard to say what a surgeon in sandford, fl would charge. You may need orthodontic treatment, too. Your best bet is to consult with a local oral surgeon, who together with an orthodontist could give you a better idea as to the cost. ...Read more

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Jaw Surgery (Definition)

The question is somewhat vague, but jaw surgery could be defined as surgery on the jaw. Could be upper or lower jaw. Could be reconstructive jaw surgery such as orthognathic surgery, which involves making bone cuts, or osteotomies, in the jaws to reposition them into a more harmonious relationship, and holding them in their new position with titanium plates and screws. Also ...Read more


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How much does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) hurt?

How much does orthognathic surgery (jaw alignment surgery) hurt?

Orthognathic Surgery: With any type of surgery, there is bound to be some associated discomfort. Usually, a good postoperative pain regimen can alleviate most of that pain. Oddly enough, the chief complaint after orthognathic surgery is seldom pain. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is underbite jaw surgery 100% safe?

Is underbite jaw surgery 100% safe?

No: Like any surgery there is inherent risks. You are not 100% safe driving your car. Talk with an orthodontist and an oral surgeon and get all these questions answered. ...Read more

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Is jaw alignment surgery effective?

Yes: Orthognathic surgery is a very effective way to correct skeletal bite problems, as well as improve esthetics for many patients. ...Read more

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How much does orthognathic jaw alignment surgery cost?

How much does orthognathic jaw alignment surgery cost?

Depends: Depending on the type of procedure performed and if both jaws require surgery and if your insurance offers coverage it can range from a couple thousand dollars out of pocket all the way up to 40 thousand between hospital and surgeon fees. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

Not necessarily: Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed. Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together! ...Read more

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Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

Is jaw alignment surgery for underbite very painful ?

It can be.: It depends on many factors but the short answer is , yes, it can be rough sailing for a few days. There is a fair amount of swelling and you will probably be on a liquid/blenderized diet for a few days at least. ...Read more

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Is wisdom tooth surgery major?

Is wisdom tooth surgery major?

Depends on you: Whether or not removal of wisdom teeth is a major or minor procedure may depend upon your expectations, physical status, age, position and development of the teeth, and the type of anesthetic or sedation utilized, as well as the skill level of the person performing your surgery. ...Read more

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What can be expected after orthognathic jaw surgery to correct underbite?

Ask your Surgeon: We have limited space to answer these types of questions and each case is different. With this extensive a procedure, this is something that you should have a sit down one on one discussion with not only the surgeon, but all other dentists involved (for example-orthodontist and general dentist). Good luck. ...Read more

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How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

How painful is reconstructive jaw surgery?

Jaw Surgery: Questions that ask "how painful is.....? Are best answered by a health care professional who has already examined you and knows you, your history and the specifics of the proposed procedure. Patients vary widely in regard to pain threshold, reaction to medication ; recuperative powers, and two individuals may report totally different experiences with the exact same procedure. Talk to your own dr. ...Read more

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Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Will jaw alignment surgery help my tmj?

Very possibly: If your jaw is misaligned, and you have TMJ problems, then surgery to correct the misalignment, or orthognathic surgery, may very well help your TMJ symptoms. Our goal in treatment is to relieve pain and restore nomad function. If the jaws don't function properly because they don't line up with each other, then orthognathic surgery can be curative. Often times, jaw misalignment can cause TMJ probs. ...Read more

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How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

How much pain is jaw advancement surgery for tmj?

Experienced surgeon: Very complex surgery in a complex problem. Make sure you have second and third surgical opinions. ...Read more

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Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

Is maxillofacial surgery is reconstructive surgery?

It can be.: Maxillofaciacial refers to the structure of the face, most often the bone structure. This type of surgery can be reconstructive, cosmetic, or trauma. ...Read more

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Who does jaw alignment surgery?

Oral Surgeon: The oral surgeon is the one how do this procedure. ...Read more

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How much does an overbite jaw correcting surgery cost?

How much does an overbite jaw correcting surgery cost?

It's worth it: This procedure involves an orthodontist and an oral surgeon. So, it's not a cheap procedure. However, if you need it, it's life changing. You should start with an orthodontist, they typically offer complimentary consultations. ...Read more

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Is corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

Is  corrective jaw surgery effective for torticollis?

No: Torticollis is a neck problem. Corrective jaw surgery, or orthognathic surgery, is used to correct jaw deformities, and would have no effect on torticollis. ...Read more

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When is orthognathic surgery recommended?

When is orthognathic surgery recommended?

Orthognathic Surgery: Here is good website for some general information on the subject http://myoms.org/procedures/corrective-jaw-surgery Get a joint consult with an Orthodontic specialist, Oral Surgeon and a Prosthodontist who can work together as a team and discuss your treatment options for the best end result. ...Read more

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Could an underbite jaw surgery really hurt?

Surgery hurts: There's no getting around it. Much less problematic today than just a few years ago because of improvements in surgical techniques and medications. Sometimes there's no choice, it's the only way to resolve your problem. Having one jaw not match the other is like having one leg shorter than the other, eventually everything gets thrown off. Talk to BOTH qualified Orthodontic and Oral Surgeon. ...Read more

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Underbite (Definition)

An underbite can be a combination of underlying causes. The typical underbite is usually caused by the lower jaw growing at a faster forward rate than the upper jaw, or the upper jaw not growing as fast as the lower jaw, or a combination of the two. Also, there could be a 'dental' underbite caused by the bottom teeth being ahead of the top teeth ...Read more