Orthodontic FAQ

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Winning Smiles Orthodontics offers orthodontic surgery to the residents in and around Washington, DC; Bowie, MD; Hyattsville, MD; Prince George’s County; Montgomery County; and Anne Arundel County.

At Winning Smiles Orthodontics we are happy to answer any questions you may have about orthodontic surgery. During our more than 15 years as a trusted orthodontics provider, our mission has been to provide courteous, respectful and responsive treatment to our orthodontic surgery patients. Below are some of the frequently asked questions we receive about orthodontic surgery.

Is There Another Name for Orthodontic Surgery?

Orthodontic surgery is also known as corrective jaw surgery or orthognathic surgery.

Am I a Good Candidate for Orthodontic Surgery?

Orthodontic surgery is a possibility for most individuals who are in good health and have teeth or jaw problems that cannot be sufficiently corrected by other orthodontic treatment. However, your compatibility with our orthodontic surgery will depend on a variety of factors. When you meet with our team, we will conduct a thorough review of your dental history and listen closely to your concerns. By treating you as an individual, we can better determine whether orthodontic surgery would be a good option for you.

Why Do I Need Orthodontic Surgery?

There are various reasons why we may recommend orthodontic surgery for his patients. Some of the more common jaw and teeth abnormalities that require orthodontic surgery include bite irregularities, sleep apnea, facial injuries, or birth defects.

What Happens Before My Orthodontic Surgery?

Every patient is different, so your preparation for orthodontic surgery will be an individualized process. In some cases, our patients will start with braces before undergoing corrective jaw surgery. We may also make x-rays, pictures, or models of your teeth.

What Happens During My Orthodontic Surgery?

Your particular procedure will depend on your condition and its severity. Typically, orthodontic surgery for our patients can be performed under general anesthesia and will take about one to three hours.

What Is the Recovery Process for Orthodontic Surgery?

In most cases, patients can return to work or school within one to three weeks after orthodontic surgery. Some discomfort is normal, but it can be controlled with prescribed medication.

How Much Does Orthodontic Surgery Cost?

The cost of orthodontic surgery varies depending on the patient. We will be happy to talk with you about orthodontic surgery costs during your initial consultation.

Does My Dental Insurance Cover Orthodontic Surgery?

Your dental insurance may cover the cost of orthodontic surgery. Because every policy is different, the staff at Winning Smiles Orthodontics will review your information and help determine the status of your orthodontic surgery coverage.

Do You Have Financing for Orthodontic Surgery?

Yes. We provide financing through CareCredit as an option for any out-of-pocket orthodontic surgery expenses you may have. Winning Smiles Orthodontics also offers a variety of payment methods to help make the process easier for our orthodontic surgery patients.

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At Winning Smiles Orthodontics, “A Winning Smile Is Always in Style!” Our top-notch orthodontics team recognize that each patient has unique requirements and desires. Our services have improved the lives of people from in and around Washington, DC, including residents of Bowie, MD; Hyattsville, MD; Prince George’s County; Montgomery County; and Anne Arundel County. Whether you are an adult, a child, or a teenager, our knowledgeable staff is committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve. Please call 301-249-4123 today to schedule your free initial consultation!