Should I wear braces or do surgery? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Surgery or Braces? Orthopedic Growth with DNA Appliance might be best choice.
You have a very short lower third of your face and a recessive chin. My first question before considering cosmetics is do you have chronic head and neck pain, tension headaches, jaw problems or oth issues.
If the answer is yes I would begin treatment by correcting jaw position with a diagnostic neuromuscular orthotic. If there is no pain the DNA Appliance orthopedically can grow you by epigenetic orthodontics which I would do prior to either braces or surgery.
It will correct profile issues and lip support issues.
Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences