Orthognathic surgery in Bangkok, Thailand can be considered by those seeking easy-on-the-pocket surgical solutions to misalignment of jaws and other problems such as an under- or over-bite, protruding or retruding upper and lower jaw and pain caused by Tempromandibular Joint (TMJ) disorders.
Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery in countries such as the US, Australia and Canada can be quite cost prohibitive. However, even after adding airfare and lodging costs to the cost of corrective surgery in Bangkok, one still ends up paying only a small percentage of the US prices.
Is Bangkok the Right Destination for Jaw Surgery?
By choosing to have your orthognathic surgery in Thailand, you can look forward to the following:
- Pay only a fraction of the prices charged in Australia, the USA and Canada
- Get treated at a well-equipped clinic in downtown Sukhumvit we work with
- Highly competent and well experienced dental professionals we work with
- Multilingual staff which helps cut down language barriers
- Prompt attention at the clinic and easy scheduling of surgery without any wait-times
- Indulge in sightseeing and enjoy a relaxing holiday
How Much You Save?
The following is a comparative table of the average cost of corrective jaw surgery in different parts of the world and how much you save by choosing Thailand as your surgery destination:
Avg. Cost in Australia
Avg. Cost in USA
Avg. Cost in Canada
Your Savings in Thailand
$14,000 to $17,000
Please note that the above-mentioned are without-insurance prices. For the latest prices of orthognathic surgery in Thailand, fill our online quote-form.
From the above table, it is quite obvious that traveling to Thailand for corrective jaw surgery is any day more pocket-friendly than getting treated at a dental office in your home town.
In the United States, almost 45 million Americans lacked dental insurance in 2011 (as per Centers for Disease Control). With self pay orthognathic surgery costs going almost through the roof, Thailand makes for a viable option.
Top Bangkok Dental Clinic for Your Surgery
Medical Tourism Corporation is committed to having you as a happy and satisfied client. And in its pursuit of high satisfaction rates, we have teamed up with one of the top dental clinics of Bangkok. Some of the highlights of clinic are as follows:
- State-of-the-art in-house lab
- Only Thai clinic to have both its dental facility and lab ISO 9001:2008 certified
- European Society of Esthetic Dentistry membership
- Strictest sanitary and sterilization techniques followed
- Cutting edge technology with 3d CAD-CAM system and computerized x-ray
- Hi-tech equipment sourced from the USA, Switzerland, Germany
What is Orthognathic Surgery?
- Orthognathic surgery is a combination of orthodontic treatment, such as braces, with surgery of the jaw(s) to correct misalignment and deformities of the teeth, jaws and facial structure.
- You make a candidate for orthognathic jaw correction surgery if you face problems with any of the following:
- Difficulty in chewing and biting
- Difficulty in swallowing
- Problems with speech
- TMJ (temporomandibular joint) pain
- Improper bite
- Jutting out jaw
- Sleep apnea and other breathing problems
- The procedure first involves correct alignment of teeth through braces. This may take anything from a few months to over a year.
- After the teeth move to their correct position, the jaw is operated upon to reposition it and improve the facial structure.
- Orthognathic surgical procedure may take 2 to 4 hours.
- One may resume normal activity one to two weeks after corrective jaw surgery.
Your Orthognathic Surgery in Thailand – Useful Travel Info
- A visa is not required for a stay of less than 30 days.
- US citizens need a passport with a minimum validity of six months for a stay of less than 30 days.
- Australian citizens do not need a visa for a stay of less than 30 days in Thailand.
- Thai authorities require you to have a minimum validity of 6 months remaining on your passport.
- The less than 30 day no-visa-required rule holds good for visitors from Canada too.
- A passport in good condition with a minimum validity of 6 months is a pre-requisite for entering Thailand.
- No visa required for a stay of less than 30 days.
- They need to present a passport in good condition with a minimum validity of six months.
The Thai capital is served by the Suvarnabhumi International Airport (IATA Code: BKK) which is located about 30 km (19 mi) from eastern Bangkok. Majority of the national and international airlines use this airport except Nok Air, Orient Thai and Air Asia which use Don Muang Airport (IATA Code: DMK), the old airport of the city.
- Hot season – March and April mark the summer season. The average temperature during this time of the year is 35oC (95°F). Mercury can also hit the 40oC (100°F) mark during this time of the year.
- Cool season – The period from November to February marks the cool season. The daytime highs average at 30oC (86°F). However, evenings can be very cool with temperatures averaging 20oC (70°F).
- Rainy season – The period from May to October is the wettest part of the year. The months of September and October witness heavy downpour and are best avoided.
Best Time to Visit
Bangkok experiences year-round tropical climate and can be visited any time of the year. However, the months of September and October experience heavy rains and can be avoided. The tourist high season runs from November to April.
Places of Interest
The Thai Capital abounds with architectural and cultural treasures. Add shopping to the equation and you have the recipe of a perfect holiday. Some of the must-dos of the city are:
- The Grand Palace – An imposing palace complex built in the late 18th century
- Wat Arun or the Temple of Dawn – An ornate Buddhist temple with a 70m high spire
- Wat Pho or the Temple of the Reclining Buddha – One of the largest temples of the Thai capital featuring the famous statue of the reclining Buddha
- Wat Phra Kaeo or Temple of the Emerald Buddha – The magnificent 14th century statue of Buddha made from emerald is the highlight of the temple
- Jim Thompson House – A great tribute to the American who revolutionized the local silk industry after World War II, exhibiting magnificent pieces of Asian art
- Chatuchak Weekend Market – A large marketplace for bargain-hunting.
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