I am getting a rhinoplasty this month, but I just recently started to consider surgery for my chin. I had braces when I was younger for a few years, and I was told I just have a really bad cross bite. My orthodontist and Doctors have asked if there was a trauma that caused this but it was always that way. My teeth sit properly together when my mouth is closed. Would a chin implant, jaw implant,or sliding genioplasty most likely give me the best results to make my face appear symmetrical?
What is the Best Surgery to Correct an Asymmetrical Chin?
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You may need jaw surgery
It is hard to tell from your pictures, however, if you have been told you have a cross-bite and have an asymmetric appearance to your lower face, you may need surgery on your lower jaw (mandible), upper and lower jaw and/ or chin (genioplasty). I would recommend a thorough exam by a craniofacial surgeon (one who is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgeon) or a maxillofacial surgeon. These surgeons should then communicate with your orthodontist as to what their plan was with your jaw. Those two in concert can create a plan to fix this asymmetry.
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