An overgrowth of the upper jaw results in a protruding or excessively long upper jaw (maxilla). In such cases, there is an inability to close the mouth normally. It also leads to a “gummy” smile where too much of the gums is seen while smiling. This can be treated with a cosmetic jaw surgery procedure called Anterior Maxillary Osteotomy. The upper jaw is shortened, reshaped and realigned to be more proportionate.
The shape of the nose is influenced by the shape of the upper jaw. Sometimes, the sharpness of the nose is not obvious because the upper jaw is too big and protruding. Occasionally, correcting the shape, size and position of the upper jaw also results in giving the nose a sharp pristine look. More severe variations in the shape of the nose can be corrected along with jaw correction in the same surgical procedure.
This cosmetic jaw correction surgery greatly improves function and enhances cosmetic appearance of the face. Since this procedure is done completely inside the mouth, there are no scars. Commonly, this is done in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth. This results in a facial profile that is pleasing or in fact even more beautiful to look at.
Severely protruding upper jaw corrected with orthognathic surgery
Excessively large upper jaw treated with corrective jaw surgery
Facial appearance improved with corrective jaw surgery
Corrective jaw surgery for large upper jaw affecting appearance
Profile and jaw disparity corrected with orthognathic surgery
Face made more pleasant with corrective jaw surgery
Facial profile enhanced with orthognathic surgery
Large upper jaw(maxilla) sculpted with orthognathic surgery
Unattractive appearance due to protruding upper jaw corrected
Orthognathic surgery for protruding upper jaw treatment