Reclaiming Comfort and Functionality with Jaw Surgery

Life can be profoundly impacted by skeletal and dental irregularities, causing discomfort and functional challenges. At Nikaeen Orthodontics, we specialize in orthognathic surgery, a transformative procedure designed to address a spectrum of jaw-related issues and improve your quality of life.

Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen and her dedicated team bring years of expertise to the forefront, ensuring that each patient’s journey is met with comprehensive care and advanced technology. We understand the significance of your unique needs, and our commitment is to provide you with a personalized solution that goes beyond mere treatment. 


What Are Orthognathic Surgeries For?

Orthognathic surgery realigns jaw bones to address an array of issues, including open bites, protruding lower jaws, or small lower jaws. It is usually recommended for severe cases of misalignment that braces or aligners cannot fix.

When you opt to undergo orthognathic surgery to address your jaw imbalance issue, you can experience the following benefits: 

  • Prevention of Dental Problems: Excessive tooth wear can lead to a cascade of dental health issues. Orthognathic surgery offers a proactive approach to maintaining your oral health and preventing complications down the road.
  • Alleviation of Discomfort and Headaches: For those experiencing jaw discomfort and headaches related to temporomandibular joint (TMJ) issues, orthognathic surgery alleviates chronic discomfort by addressing the root cause of the problem.
  • Improvement in Functional Aspects: Orthognathic surgery brings about improvements in various functional aspects, such as chewing, swallowing, and speech impediments.
  • Addressing Breathing Issues: For individuals dealing with breathing issues, such as sleep apnea or snoring, orthognathic surgery offers a corrective solution. It optimizes the position of the jaw to reduce airway obstruction.
  • Correction of Facial Imbalances: Whether the concerns stem from a facial injury, trauma, or congenital conditions, the procedure aims to create facial symmetry and an aesthetically pleasing appearance.

Orthognathic Surgery Process

Pre-Surgery Preparation

Before the transformative journey of orthognathic surgery begins, our meticulous pre-surgery preparation sets the stage for optimal outcomes. We recognize that not all orthodontic problems are created equal, and for patients with skeletal discrepancies, our approach involves a harmonious collaboration between orthodontic care and surgical intervention. 

Customized Orthodontic Treatment

Whether it involves braces or Invisalign, the goal is to position your teeth ideally for the upcoming surgery. This preparatory step ensures that your jaw is in the best possible condition before the surgical correction begins.

Depending on individual cases, this preparatory phase may span between 9 and 18 months, emphasizing the importance of gradual adjustments to achieve the best results. 

The Surgical Procedure

During the surgical procedure, the jaw bone is expertly cut and repositioned to achieve the desired alignment. The surgical process may involve removing or adding bone, depending on the unique characteristics of each case. Our team ensures meticulous attention to detail, securing the repositioned jaw with screws or plates for stability. 

Post-Surgery Recovery and Orthodontic Treatment

Following the surgery, a crucial healing period begins, typically lasting between 3 and 6 weeks. Once the jaw has healed, further orthodontic treatment is administered to refine the bite and optimize the results. 

This stage may vary in duration, but our team aims to achieve the desired outcome, understanding that the journey to a perfect smile is a process that takes time. 

Total Process Duration

While the time required to complete the entire process varies among patients, it typically falls within a range of 12 to 14 months. Each step is meticulously planned and executed, ensuring that the transformation is not only effective but also sustainable for long-term oral health.


Types of Orthognathic Surgery

Maxillary Osteotomy

  • Targets issues with the upper jaw, addressing excessive protrusion or recessiveness.
  • Effectively treats conditions like open bites and crossbites, ensuring facial harmony.

Mandibular Osteotomy

  • Focuses on problems related to the lower jaw, correcting excessive protrusion or recessiveness.
  • A tailored solution to enhance the balance of your facial features.

Double Jaw Surgery

  • Applied when both the upper and lower jaws are affected by a common issue.
  • Comprehensive correction to ensure overall facial symmetry and functionality.

Why Choose Nikaeen Orthodontics

At Nikaeen Orthodontics, we stand out for several compelling reasons that make us your top choice for orthognathic surgery:

Expertise Beyond Measure

Led by Dr. Nikaeen, our team boasts unparalleled expertise in the field. With a focus on precision and individualized care, we have transformed countless lives through orthognathic surgery in Los Angeles. Professionals who are knowledgeable about the nuances of jaw-related issues will lead you on your journey with us. 

Comprehensive Care from Start to Finish

From your initial consultation to post-surgery recovery, Nikaeen Orthodontics offers a seamless and comprehensive experience. Our commitment extends beyond the surgical procedure, ensuring that you receive continuous support and personalized care. 

Cutting-Edge Technology for Precision

Equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies, we prioritize precision in planning and executing each procedure. Our commitment to utilizing cutting-edge technology reflects our dedication to achieving the best possible outcomes for our patients.

Cost Considerations And Insurance Coverage

We understand the importance of transparency and financial preparedness when considering orthognathic surgery. The cost of the procedure involves several factors, and we are committed to providing clear information to help you make informed decisions.

Transparency in Potential Costs

It is challenging to calculate the exact total cost of orthognathic surgery for an individual patient in advance. The process comprises various stages, each presenting its unique challenges. Unforeseen medical complications, if they arise during any stage, may affect the final cost of the treatment.

Factors Influencing Cost:

  • Complications: If complications manifest after the surgery, requiring extended post-surgical care, it may contribute to an increase in the overall cost.
  • Pre- and Post-Surgery Orthodontic Care: The need for braces before and after the surgery is calculated individually. The price for the post-surgery period is established based on the surgical outcomes.

Insurance Coverage

The good news is that many insurance plans recognize orthognathic surgery as a medical necessity rather than a purely cosmetic procedure. As a result, insurance may cover some of your expenses.

Coverage Considerations:

  • Medical Treatment Recognition: Since orthognathic surgery is primarily considered a medical treatment, insurance plans are more likely to cover part of the expenses.
  • Verification with Your Insurance Provider: It is advisable to check with your insurance provider to understand the extent of coverage for orthognathic surgery.

Orthognathic Surgery Cost Range

While the complexity of jaw misalignment varies among individuals, patients should be prepared for a cost ranging from $20,000 to over $40,000. This estimate encompasses the entire process, from pre-surgical orthodontic care to post-surgery recovery.

At Nikaeen Orthodontics, we are here to assist you in navigating the financial aspects of orthognathic surgery. Our team can guide you through the insurance verification process and provide clarity on potential costs, ensuring that you are well informed and confident as you embark on this transformative journey.

Trust the LA Orthognathic Experts

Schedule Your Orthognathic (Jaw) Surgery Los Angeles CA Appointment Today!

Are you prepared to start your journey toward a new jaw and a better life? Get in touch with our skilled orthodontic staff today to set up your no-cost first consultation. Schedule your consultation today and start your path to a jaw structure that is balanced and harmonic.