You are too funny!
I would not waste any more time or money on dentists or dental work or orthodontia at this time. Having your styloids removed should be your first priority as, in my opinion, that will make the most difference in how you feel. Once you are fully healed from both ES surgeries, then you will have some idea of how to proceed w/ an orthodontist or dentist to help your jaw & bite alignment. There have been several people here who have had jaw & bite issues that developed as a result of the restrictions a calcified stylohyoid ligament put on jaw movement. Releasing those restrictions by getting the styloid & s-h ligament removed did help with the jaw problems though I don’t know if it totally cured them.
In answer to your question about what Dr. Samji charges, his rate for cash paying patients is MUCH lower than if his office has to bill insurance. In 2015, I think his cash price was around $6500 for each side. It’s 4 years later, & I’m sure his surgical costs are higher now. There is also an additional cost for the anesthesiologist & the surgery center. In 2015, all the charges together came up to $9000+ (but under $10K). You will need to contact Lauren, Dr. Samji’s medical assistant, to find out what the current cash charges would be.