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Old 06-30-2005, 05:17 PM   #1
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Orthognathic Surgery


I have a mandibular occlusion ( overbite: bottom front arch is mostly behind top arch ),

and top front arch ( teeth ) are slightly slanted inward.

I have never tested for sleep apnea, but I wake up tired after a full night's sleep ( 8+ hrs. ).

I know there is a series of steps ( procedures ) to correction.

What would the out-of-pocket cost estimate be to correct the conditions I've mentioned?

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Old 07-01-2005, 12:22 AM   #2
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Re: Orthognathic Surgery

before going for surgery, try removable appliance first.

there is a simple device that you wear at night that will lift lower jaw forward that will prevent your tongue from blocking the airway.

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Old 07-17-2005, 02:55 PM   #3
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Re: Orthognathic Surgery

Find an orthodontist who treats patients with Herbst appliance and palate expanders. Then compare cost to surgery. I did the $4K instead of the $17K and it worked great. Good luck!

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