Orthognathic Surgery Before and After
Orthognathic surgery is to procedure which corrects jaw and facial conditions untreatable with braces. Such conditions may be related to growth, jaw and facial structure, TMJ disorders, and even sleep apnea. Orthognathic procedures will either be used as a corrective jaw surgery to fully correct a bite misalignment, or as a broken jaw surgery for a jaw which was forcefully misaligned, or also as a way to correct other disorders which interfere with the well being of a patient due to facial alignments and more. The facial skeletal elements will be surgically manipulated to restore the skeletal anomalies present before surgery.
After orthognathic surgery, a patient will sometimes look noticeably different then before the surgical procedure is performed. Before surgery, a smile may appear wider. A chin may look oddly proportions to the upper mouth. Orthognathic surgery will correct such problems and the other health issues associated with the maxillary misalignment. A few weeks after surgery and recovery, enough time for bruising and swelling to diminish, one may feel better, but look better as well.
Free orthodontic treatment is rare, but sometimes accomplished. When it comes to extreme surgical procedures for maxillary corrections, the orthognathic surgery cost will vary. Such a surgical procedure may cost as little as $12,000 or as much as $20,000 and more. Orthognathic surgery is generally done by a surgeon in a hospital, therefore considered as any other type of health related surgery which is generally covered by insurance if any is available. Verifying healthcare benefits before surgery is suggested in order to know what to expect as far as any out of pocket cost to the patient.