Does Jaw Surgery Cost?
Without insurance, jaw surgery can run you between $15,000 and $50,000. The final cost will depend on various factors, including:
- The surgeon’s experience level
- Surgeon’s fees
- Hospital fees
- Anesthesia fees
- Prescriptions for medication
- The severity of your case
- Number of jaws that need to be corrected (just one or both upper and lower)
- And more
All these costs may seem daunting but remember – many insurances will cover at least a portion of costs associated with orthognathic surgery if it is a functional procedure. This means that if you are undergoing surgery to correct an issue that negatively impacts your life, your insurance will cover at least a portion of the costs associated with the procedure.
Please make sure to check the details of your insurance plan before undergoing orthognathic surgery. Be sure there are no exclusions in your plan that would make jaw surgery an uncovered expense. Your dentist or orthodontist can help you find a surgeon and hospital that are in your network.