My surgeon said there were 2 options for correcting an underbite. Should I let my lower jaw move back or my upper jaw move forward? what's the best solution if I want to keep my facial features, but looking bett? he think i should move my upper jaw forward and widen, my lower jaw no need to move back ward, only bit more to the middle. but i like to ont only move upper jaw forward but also lower jaw bit middle and backward. i am seeking second opoion, please tell me what is best？ thanksadvanced
Should I let my lower jaw move back or my upper jaw move forward? (photo)
Doctor Answers (1)
Jaw Surgery for an Underbite
Your photos show your underbite fairly well. In order to give you a better idea of which method is better for your situation we need to evaluate your radiographs with measurements takenon them. The underbite could be caused by a small upper jaw or a large lower jaw, or a combination of both. Depending on the amount of movement in each jaw will determine the amount of change in appearance. Sometime "splitting the difference" between the 2 jaws with 2 jaw orthognathic surgery is the best bet and the most stable. This will probably change your appearance the least, but without those measurments from the radiographs I cannot give you more info. Hope this helps
Web reference: http://www.drbdorfman.com
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
You might also like...
Ask a Doctor
Get personalized answers from board-certified doctors. For free.