Orthognathic surgery. If you are having orthognathic (jaw) surgery, you will likely need orthodontia both before and after the surgery. An orthodontist and oral surgeon are the professionals to consult about this process.
.before and after. Almost always best rx is 1st straighten top teeth to top jaw, bottom teeth to bottom jaw. Then move jaws into optimum positions. Then usually about 6 months additional orthodontic treatment required to achieve ideal occlusion. Please have orthodontic evaluation as well as oral surgical evaluation.
Usually, but. Usually, but less often when done for sleep apnea, which seems to be your situation. Oral surgeon will guide you in this respect.
Quite often. The bite (occlusion) after surgery needs to be aligned correctly to avoid long term issues. The teeth, facial muscles and the jaw joints form a triad that should be balanced. Seek out more info and get additional opinions prior to committing to surgery.
Best answered by. An orthodontist evaluating your particular situation. Each situation is unique. Hope this helps.
If orthodontia required after maxillomandibular advancement will it be covered under medical insurance?
Probably not. You would need dental insurance that specifically includes orthodontic treatment, and that does not have an age 18 cap. Please know that for best success you will need orthodontic treatment before and after the jaw surgery. Please get both orthodontic and surgical consultations before beginning treatment. Read more...
Unlikely. Unlikely. But you can get a predetermination before the procedure to make sure. Read more...