Opinions on necessity of orthognathic surgery (Photo)
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Jaw surgery and orthodontics
You do have a 'smaller' lower jaw which is the cause of the 'overjet/overbite'. The upper front teeth 'tilt backwards' towards the lower front teeth; so it may not look too bad to you. But once the orthodontist puts the upper teeth in the proper position for their health and smile; the overjet/overbite will change. The best way to fix that is to treat the problem - the smaller lower jaw; so a lower jaw advancement is necessary for the best long term result
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