orthognathic surgery

Before & Afters–What is Dental Malocclusion?

An Overview of Malocclusion An important part of your development is a functional and healthy formation of your occlusion, or  “bite.” Occlusion refers to how the top and bottom teeth fit together. Dental malocclusion affects 1 in 5 people, and occurs when you have crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite. There are 3 different types […]

What is Dental Malocclusion?

A Basic Overview of Malocclusion An important part of your skeletal development is a functional and healthy formation of your occlusion, or  “bite.” Occlusion refers to how the top and bottom teeth fit together. Dental malocclusion affects 1 in 5 people, and occurs when you have crooked teeth and/or a misaligned bite. There are 3 […]

Does Malocclusion Matter?

Why Does Occlusion Matter? Occlusion refers to the alignment of teeth and the way that the upper and lower teeth fit together (bite). The upper teeth should fit slightly over the lower teeth. The points of the molars should fit the grooves of the opposite molar. Malocclusion is poor fit or alignment of the teeth and […]

Is It Snoring or Sleep Apnea?

About 80 million people in North America snore. Approximately 12 million Americans have sleep apnea. So what’s the difference, and why does it matter? Snoring is not necessarily sleep apnea. caused by the vibration of the soft palate and uvula, occurring when the airway becomes obstructed during sleep. Several things can obstruct the airway and […]

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

What is Orthognathic Surgery? Simply put, it is corrective jaw surgery. It is surgery to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, jaw misalignment, or congenital problems like cleft palate that cannot be easily treated with braces. While an orthodontist uses techniques to straighten out teeth, those approaches […]

Is Jaw Surgery Covered By Insurance?

Is Jaw Surgery Cosmetic Surgery? And Does My Insurance Cover That?   Unfortunately, many people are under the misconception that corrective jaw surgery is seen as a cosmetic procedure. However, many health insurance policies cover orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery, and getting insurance coverage for jaw surgery is easier than many people might think. At McGann […]