Female Orthognathic Surgery

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This woman had a long history of severe, progressive temporomandibular joint degeneration. The joint degeneration caused an open bite malocclusion where the only teeth that touched were her molar teeth. The upper jaw grew too long, and tilted down on the right, causing too much gum tissue to show when she smiled. Her lower jaw rotated backward making her chin appear weak, and creating a large gap between her upper and lower lips. After orthodontic treatment, upper jaw orthognathic surgery, and total reconstruction of both temporomandibular joints, her bite was normal and beautiful.

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