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Invisalign Instead of Orthognathic Surgery?
I had metal braces as a teen, along with: headgear (that I didn't wear enough) to move my top jaw forward and an expander on my top jaw. My lower jaw was never treated.
My orthodontist at the time refused to do anything and insisted on doing orthognathic surgery. I'm still not sure about orthognathic surgery, since my insurance provider will not cover it and it would wipe out my saving or leave me with debt.
Can Invisalign be used to help pull my upper jaw forward to the point where I would have a functional bite?
Invisalign is not a substitute for Orthognathic Surgery
Orthognathic surgery best for skeletal problems
Jaw misalignment and Invisalign
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Alternatives to Orthognathic Surgery
Some cases may be treated without Orthognathic surgery
Invisalign not designed to correct jaw alignment
No other method but orthognathic surgery for skeletal issues
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