Orthognathic Surgery Costs and Financing Options
By markplatt on January 09, 2015
The team at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates has helped numerous patients in and around the Montgomery area achieve good dental health and optimal wellness thanks to advanced techniques in jaw surgery to address diverse maxillofacial conditions. Many patients ask us about the cost of their care before they undergo treatment, which we'd like to consider in some detail right now.
What is the average cost of orthognathic surgery?
The average cost of orthognathic surgery varies a fair amount since no two surgeries are alike and no two patients are alike. Given that the surgeries themselves are quite diverse, we do not feel that providing an average cost is necessarily helpful since none of the factors that go into pricing and surgical care are communicated by numbers alone.
With that in mind, we would be more than happy to discuss the cost of your oral surgery needs in greater detail during your visit to the practice. This will include a full description of the orthognathic surgery procedure as well as a careful breakdown of all costs associated with care.
Factors That Determine the Cost of Orthognathic Surgery
Some of the factors that affect the cost of orthognathic surgery include the following:
- The type of maxillofacial condition that needs to be treated
- The nature of the surgical procedure that needs to be performed
- The complexity of the patient's case
- Additional procedures that are required to meet the patient's needs
Will medical or dental insurance cover orthognathic surgery?
The answer to this matter is "it depends." If the condition is deemed medically necessary rather than elective, it is likely that the orthognathic surgery procedure will be covered by a person's dental or medical insurance. Procedures that are elective in nature are usually not covered by insurance.
Be sure to check with your insurance provider directly as insurance policies and coverage vary from provider to provider.
Is orthognathic surgery an eligible expense for flexible spending account (FSA) reimbursement?
As with dental and medical insurance, orthognathic surgery may be eligible for FSA reimbursements if the procedure is considered medically necessary rather than elective in nature. We encourage you to get in touch with your FSA provider directly to find out if your procedure is eligible for reimbursement.
Monthly Financing and Orthognathic Surgery
If patients do not have the option to pay for orthognathic surgery using their insurance or a flexible spending account (FSA), they often turn to dental health financing. These monthly payment plans are like traditional loans or credit cards. A trusted lending institution will cover the total cost of oral surgery, and patients will pay the lender back on a monthly basis with a reasonable interest applied to the amount owed.
Considering Treatment Options and Payment Options
We know that oral surgery of any kind is a major decision, which is why we will help you learn all that you can about your treatment options and make a smart decision about the treatment and payment process. It is our goal to ensure that you achieve optimal dental health and wellness and also make choices that leave you feeling assured about your finances following treatment.
Speak with the Team at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
To learn more about orthognathic surgery and your many options for payment, we encourage you to contact our team of experienced oral surgeons today. We at Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Associates will work closely with you to ensure you receive answers to all questions and concerns that you may have.
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