What is the best surgery option for a crooked smile and protruding chin? (photo)

I have had braces and currently and I feel like it changes my face shape. My chin is a lot longer after wearing braces and my smile is crooked. I thought about chin shaving but I'm not sure if that will correct everything. I also don't like my profile. It seems like I have a "flat" face.

Doctor Answers 2

Facial shape

It does appear that the orthodontic movements have altered the support of the lips, which changes the 'relative' position of the chin and the nose too. You have to be careful with a 'chin reduction' since the lower incisors determine the position of the lower lip; and if the chin is reduced, one can get a 'tall' looking/flat appearance to the chin. It is best to have a look at the 'side xray/cephalometric xray' from your orthodontists to see the relative positions/shape of the chin/front teeth angles - before determining the plan.
In this type of structure, smiling 'increases' the 'relative' prominence of the chin due to muscle pull.

Vancouver Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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Large chin

Your chin is prominent and reducing it would improve your appearance.  Cheek augmentation might help also along with careful submalar grafting.  Consult a board-certified Facial Plastic surgeon.  Your best plan would be determined with computerized imaging.  This would help decide if a more aggressive jaw surgery is needed.  Best wishes.

David Alessi, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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