Non Surgical Way to Bring Jaw Forward? (photo)

I am 31 years old, I have a deep overbite and one side of my jaw has class 2 occlusion which makes my jaw look more rerouted on one side than the other.....can some orthodontic appliance help correct this problem and maybe bring my jaw forward a little....I really don't wish to break my jaw and face the side effects of jaw surgeries

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Chin Augmentation

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HI there! 

Thank you for the pictures and history. Orthodontics may be an option however, it would appear you could have excellent result with carefully placed dermal filler injections to project the chin and reshape / contour. Personally I treat many with this concern so would definitely suggest the non surgical approach. 

Please ensure you consult an expert aesthetic doctor. 

Best wishes, 

Dr Rupert

Non Surgical Jaw Advancement.

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This is an interesting question as most surgeons will tell you that surgery is your best option.  However, if you do not want surgery for whatever reason, you can disguise your problem non surgically with filler added to your chin to bring it forward.  I prefer to use the long term filler Bellafill for this so that you do not have to keep coming back.  It is not the ideal for you situation but it would work nicely without the downtime, expense and potential complications that come with surgery.

I hope that helps.

Best regards.

Brian Windle, MD
Kirkland Plastic Surgeon
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Chin augmentation

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Dear moni ok:

I would recommend chin augmentation that would result in bring the jawline forward but I would also recommend seeing a maxillo-facial surgeon to help with jaw alignment.  Best wishes.

Non surgical way to bring jaw forward

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With a deep overbite and significant asymmetries of the jaw line, it is probably best to undergo a mandibular osteotomy and set the jaw forward.  Oral maxillofacial surgeons typically perform this procedure.  A second way to bring the jaw forward from a cosmetic standpoint would be to simply insert a chin implant onto the front portion of the mandible.  There is no way to bring the jaw forward without performing surgery.

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Correction of Weak Chin

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A chin/jowl implant would be the best alternative if you don't want mandibular advancement. Fat or Radiesse injections would be another choice  but improvement would be limited.

Richard W. Fleming, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Way to Bring Jaw Forward?

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  From the photos, your chin is extremely weak.  If you're not interested in a Chin Implant, to augment the chin, Radiesse could be injected to do the augmentation as an office procedure.  The Radiesse lasts about 1 year.  Be sure the MD, you choose, understands and follows the proper aesthetics of facial beauty.

Francis R. Palmer, III, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Balancing chin, jaw with dermal fillers/implants

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Thank you for your question.

You seem to have what is called receeding chin / jaw. When chin prominence is relatively small in comparison to nose and lips. In  a well balanced face tip of the nose and chin are at the same vertical plane on the side view.

You can improve this by using injectable chin filler or have a permanent chin implant inserted surgically.

Overbite with Class 2 occlusion

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Honestly the best way would be to do the mandibular osteotomy, However, if you are totally opposes to it then you can consider a chin implant which is somewhat less invasive. You could also try some radiesse injections, although this will only give you minimal jaw projection.




Oleh Slupchynskyj, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Non Surgical Chin Augmentation

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Direct treatment with a chin augmentation or orthognathic surgery (surgically bringing your lower jaw forward) you can try fillers such as Radiesse, Voluma, Jeuvederm or Restylane (fat via lipoinjection can also be used). None of the fillers will be as effective (or permanent) as surgery.

Creating the illusion of a larger jaw

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Short of surgery to correct your jaw followed by orthodontics, you can correct the illusion of the jaw area by filling this area with Restylane or Juvederm.  I have had great success with this technique and it is simple and painless.  the down side is that it will have to be repeated yearly to maintain the results.  For the best cosmetic results please consult a board certified dermatologist with a lot of experience with facial anatomy and injections.

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