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Type of Braces for Jaw Surgery

 
Invisalign, Incognito lingual braces and fixed braces can be used for jaw surgery.

Sometimes a combination of different types of braces system is indicated.

The type of braces used for jaw surgery will largely depend on:

  • The severity of the bite and skeletal imbalance
  • Surgical team’s feedback after assessment
  • The discipline and compliance of the patient to Invisalign wear
  • Patient’s lifestyle preference for work, school and social life.

 
Any type of fixed braces can be used for surgery first jaw surgery; such as traditional coloured braces, Damon q or Damon clear ceramic braces.

Invisalign can also be used for jaw surgery, though the surgical team may request for a few fixed buttons placed at strategic points just before surgery. As with any Invisalign treatment, compliance and proper wear is key to success.

For all surgical cases, regardless of the type of braces material used, braces elastics will be needed to guide teeth and jaws into their new corrected positions and must be worn as instructed. Sometimes, auxiliaries like micro implants/ Temporary Anchorage Devices (TAD’s) may be indicated by our surgical team or our braces specialists but this is on a case by case assessment.

 

What is the cost of braces for jaw surgery?

The cost of braces for jaw surgery depends on the complexity of the jaw and bite imbalance and the type of braces material used. For our overseas jaw surgery patients, Dental Monitoring is certainly needed so that we can continue to monitor your healing and tooth movements via virtual appointments. Depending on the type of insurance policy you have, your policy may cover the cost of surgical braces. Do clarify with your insurance provider before embarking on treatment. We are happy to provide you with a detailed medical report for your discussions with your insurance representative.

 


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