Corrective Jaw Surgery
Corrective jaw surgery (also known as orthognathic surgery) involves resetting jaw bones that are not properly aligned. Usually, a patient who wishes to correct their "bite" or straighten their teeth will see an orthodontist for braces. Occasionally, the orthodontist will find that the patient may need more than braces to achieve a healthy smile and functional tooth position. In such cases, the orthodontist may send the patient to see an oral surgeon for an evaluation of the jaw bones. When a patient needs corrective jaw surgery, they may notice that their teeth do not completely come together when they bite down, or there may be an asymmetry to their smile, or they have a 'crossbite, overbite, or underbite.' Surgery to correct jaw irregularities is often a team approach, involving both an orthodontist, oral surgeon, and sometimes general dentist. The results can be quite impressive and can truly have a remarkable impact on the mouth and face.
What does it cost to have corrective jaw surgery?
The cost of surgery depends on your insurance benefits. Our insurance coordinator will be happy to review your benefits with you and provide you with financing options.