Sometimes the growth of the upper jaw (maxilla) may be deficient resulting in improper alignment of the jaws and teeth. This is very commonly seen in patients with cleft lip palate defect. As a result the upper jaw is too short for the face which may hide the teeth and create an abnormal bite. This may be treated by surgically lengthening the jaw, making it more balanced as compared to the lower jaw.
The treatment option may vary depending on severity and characteristic of the deformity. The effective line of treatment is decided upon after a detailed analysis of the deformity and attributes.
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