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Orthognathic Surgery in Tijuana


Starting @ $5000 ONLY!*

Weak Chin Before-After Orthognathic Surgery

Facial deformities and jaw discrepancies may cause malocclusion of the teeth and may require oral and maxillofacial surgery, also known as orthognathic surgery.

Compromised dental and facial appearance can lead to inability to bite and chew food, jaw muscle and joint problems, speech difficulties, and bad oral hygiene. This ultimately lessens the quality of life. These problems may be overcome at a fraction of US prices with Orthognathic Surgery in Tijuana, Mexico.

Tijuana Jaw Surgery Price List

 Procedure Our Price in Mexico Price in USA** Savings
Orthognathic Surgery $5,000-$8,000 $20,000-$40,000 More than 70%

*Prices mentioned on the website are subject to change without any prior notification. Contact us for the latest information.

**Source: RealSelf

Cost is not the only consideration for Americans and Canadians seeking affordable healthcare. It is also the ease of travelling to and connectivity with major cities in Mexico that make traveling south of the US border for dental work so lucrative.

Package Inclusions

Apart from FREE cleaning, our jaw correction surgery package cost includes:

  • Clinic fees
  • Surgeon charges
  • Anesthesia fees
  • 1-night hotel stay post-op
  • Destination manager

(Terms and conditions apply)

Why Tijuana for Corrective Jaw Surgery?

Denta Vacation offers a wide range of services which includes travel document assistance, fixing appointments with doctors, arranging hotel accommodation, follow-up, airport pickup and drop, among others. Our facility is just about 45 minutes from the San Diego airport (IATA: SAN).

Skilled Doctors

The dental implantologists associated with us are certified and have extensive experience in the field of dentofacial problems. They can speak fluent English so that you don’t feel the language barrier.

Our Lead Maxillofacial Surgeon has more than 20 years of experience in oral and maxillofacial surgery. A snapshot of his profile:

  • Has served as Faculty of Dentistry, Universidad Autónoma de Baja California from 1987-1991
  • Currently serving as a maxillofacial surgeon at the General Hospital Tijuana since 2000
  • Active member of the Hospital Angeles in the Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Active member of the maxillofacial surgery team HGR from 1996-2000


The lower cost of living in Mexico compared to the United States results in big savings.

Despite the cost difference, the level of care is similar and sometimes even supersedes that given in the US as the hospitals and clinics are quite well-equipped.

FREE Pick-up and Drop

Ground transfers are complimentary (on select packages only).

Dedicated Patient Coordinator

Your arrival, accommodation, appointments, transportation and departure will be fully coordinated by our Case Manager.

A Perfect Holiday Destination

The Mexican border city is famous for its multifaceted and vibrant culture. Avenida Revolucion and Centro Cultural Tijuana are worth a visit. You can also head towards the beautiful city of Rosarito for its lovely beaches and nightlife.

Multiple Payment Options Accepted

We accept payment through Cash or Cashier’s Check, Credit Cards, Online Payments/Transfers and PayPal.

How can I Reach Tijuana, Mexico?

While TJ is about twenty minutes from the San Diego airport, our dental office is about 45 minutes from the airport. You can get there by:

Flying Driving
TJ is easily accessible via San Diego International Airport (IATA: SAN)
Upon arrival at the airport, you can reach the San Ysidro Port of Entry from there.
If you prefer driving into Mexico, obtaining a Mexican Insurance is mandatory. It can be purchased before crossing the border or online when you plan the trip.
San Ysidro Port of Entry is open 24*7.
Phone: (619) 690-8800

I Have Dental Anxiety. Is There a Way to Counter It?

We can arrange for sleep dentistry for those who are scared of dental procedures.

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Orthognathic surgery corrects misaligned jawbones and teeth. It helps correct facial discrepancies such as an overbite, open bite, underbite, weak chin and cleft palate. It also helps improve gummy smiles1.

Who is a Candidate for Orthognathic Surgery?

Individuals with the following are candidates for corrective jaw surgery:

  • Trouble chewing and swallowing food
  • TMJ or Temporomandibular Joint Disorders
  • Excessive wear of the teeth
  • Chronic mouth breathing
  • Facial injury
  • Birth defects
  • Receding of the chin and lower jaw
  • Gummy smile
  • Protruding jaw

When can I Return to My Routine?

Most people usually take 2–3 weeks to recover from jaw surgery.

Orthognathic Surgery Process

Procedure of Jaw Correction

Our Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon suggests sending the following for evaluation:

  • Anterior or posterior x-rays
  • Lateral x-rays
  • Panoramic x-rays

Pre-Surgical Orthodontics

  • Teeth are aligned using braces.
  • Time of treatment varies from 6-18 months.
  • Cavities are removed (if any).
  • Complete physical examination is undertaken and medical history is reviewed.

Surgical Treatment

  • Orthognathic surgery is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Titanium screws are used to secure the jaw to its correct position.
  • Blood samples are taken to ensure everything is fine.

Post Surgery Treatment

  • Braces are put for 3-6 months.
  • Retainers are to be used to stabilize the bite after braces removal.
  • Teeth alignment takes places with new jaw position.

Our experts are just a click away in case you need any help post-surgery. You can get in touch with them via email or phone.

Will Orthognathic Surgery Improve My Speech Function?

A 2015 published study by Osvaldo Magro-Filho and colleagues reported a high degree of satisfaction for functions related to speech and chewing1.

Corrective Jaw Surgery Success Rate

Post Surgery Care

  • You will be administered antibiotics for reducing chances of infection and swelling.
  • Do not lay flat. Keep your head elevated above the level of your heart.
  • Apply ice to your face for at least 30 minutes out of the hour.
  • Keep yourself hydrated by consuming liquids and avoid carbonated and sugary drinks.
  • Be careful while brushing around the incision sites.
  • For the first 2-3 weeks, do not blow your nose.
  • Regular follow-ups with your surgeon are recommended for reviewing your healing process.
  • High impact activities are discouraged initially but one can start with walking and light exercises to begin with.

Post-Op Diet

Jaw correction surgery limits your diet as the ability to open the mouth becomes restricted. Initially you may have difficulty opening your mouth and simple functions such as chewing and smiling may appear big. Liquid and pureed diet may be needed for these times. Once you are able to chew and drink, you may progress to a soft diet.

Our expert oral and maxillofacial surgeon suggests having liquids and staying hydrated in the recovery phase of the surgery.

Week 1-3 Week 4-6 Week 6 Onwards
Liquid Diet Non-Chew Diet Soft-Chew Diet
Fruit milkshakes Mashed banana Mashed potato in milk
Thin soups Pureed fruits and veggies Well cooked/mashed veggies
Yogurt diluted with milk Porridge or oats Cheese
Water Rice pudding Risotto
Custard Soft fish in gravy

You may lose some weight because of limited food intake. Don’t forget to include essential nutrients that are required for proper functioning of the body. Boost your protein intake and add the following to your diet:

Protein & Fats Carbohydrates Vitamins & Minerals
Chicken Whole Grains Fruits
Fish Pasta Veggies
Milk Breads Seeds
Cheese Potatoes Poultry
Beans Green peas Eggs
Soy Products (Tofu)


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  1. Magro-Filho O, Goiato MC, Oliveira DTN, et al. Evaluation of Patients’ Satisfaction after Class III Orthognathic Surgery.Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research : JCDR. 2015;9(10):ZC23-ZC27. doi:10.7860/JCDR/2015/14633.6587.