I have a class 2 weak chin. What treatment would you recommend? (photo)
4 months ago
I don't suffer from a severe overjet or overbite (around 3mm each) but as you can see from the photo with my jaw closed i have a class 2 jaw and my upper lip protrudes over the bottom. What options would be available to align the lips and to improve my chin profile? I've never had braces before so my teeth are also crooked so will be looking to get that fixed as well as the overjet and overbite too.
Doctor Answers (2)
If you are not concerned about your bite (meaning going for orthodontics with jaw advancement surgery) then a vertical lengthening genioplasty or a vertically lengthening chin implant can be done. The key decision between these two are the change in horizontal projection if needed. Since you want horizontal chin projection as well the vertical lengthening implant and bony genioplasty are both options for consideration.
you would need to have an xray taken to see if there is a jaw issue. From this picture, I would suggest jaw surgery rather than chin.
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