Orthognathic surgery involves reconstructing, aligning, and reshaping the jaw so that a person can talk and eat correctly. Common procedures involve removing bone, reshaping, grafting, and repositioning the joints within the jaw. The procedure will involve an extensive examination prior to surgery. After the requirements for surgery has been determined, the actual surgery itself will take anywhere from an hour to a few hours. Recovery may require the jaw to be closed shut with wire while it heals for up to two weeks, along with a liquid diet.
Jaw surgery is expensive in the United States and in many cases is not be covered by dental insurance. Many people seek dental services from numerous countries around the world. These low cost facilities specialize in orthognathic surgery that uses the same modern and quality care for affordable prices.