Orthognathic surgery is used to correct conditions of the jaw and face related to structure, growth, sleep apnea, TMJ disorders, malocclusion problems owing to skeletal disharmonies, or other orthodontic problems that cannot be easily treated with braces. Orthognathic surgery is a well established and widely used treatment option for insufficient growth of the maxilla in patients with an orofacial cleft. Patients reported aesthetic outcomes of orthognathic surgery for cleft lip and palate appear to be of overall satisfaction. At minimum, orthognathic surgery cost includes surgeon fees, hospital fees, dentist fees, orthodontics charges, anesthesia fees and pain medications. However, final expenses may depend on a number of conditions unique to the person. Orthognathic jaw surgery usually can be performed entirely inside your mouth, so no facial scars show on your chin, jaw or around the mouth. Your surgeon makes cuts in the jawbones and moves them into the correct position. Once your jaws are properly aligned, screws and bone plates secure the bones into their new position. The OMS determines which corrective jaw surgical procedure is appropriate and performs the actual surgery. It is important to understand that your treatment, which will probably include orthodontics before and after surgery, may take several years to complete. Your OMS and orthodontist understand that this is a long-term commitment for you and your family, and will try to realistically estimate the time required for your treatment.