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Mouth Protrusion

2012-10-12 16:29
Mouth Protrusion
This is a case in which only the mouth protrudes and the face is not long. The facial line is normal and only the mouth protrudes. In this case, teeth extraction and ASO can yield great results
This is a case in which both mouth protrusion and short chin are experienced.The mouth looks more protruded because the chin is short.The degree of protrusion varies for the upper and lower teeth, so teeth extraction would only make the mouth look more pursed. Thus, two-jaw surgery is recommended.
 This is a case in which both mouth protrusion and long face are experienced.When mouth protrusion is accompanied by a long face, the gums show when smiling and the mouth does not shut completely in a natural state.In some cases, mouth protrusion is not severe. If the long face is not corrected, the face will look longer. Thus, two-jaw surgery is recommended.
This is a case in which protrusion of the mouth and the entire lower jaw is experienced. The entire lower jaw below the nose is protruding, giving a masculine image. Two-jaw surgery that sets back the mouth and the lower jaw is recommended.
Orthodontic treatment
1. Orthodontic treatmentWhen the front teeth protrude, orthodontic treatment alone can seek great results. However, in most cases the gums protrude as well which means a surgical procedure must be carried out. Surgery plans are established based on the facial structure and the degree of protrusion. The surgical correction of mouth protrusion can significantly shorten the recovery period. ※ Orthodontic treatment is not suitable for the following conditions:
when both the patient’s teeth and gums protrude
when the gums are in a poor condition
when the patient wants fast improvements
when protrusion exceeds 4mm
when there is gummy smiles
2. ASO, anterior segmental osteotomy
Surgical correction on mouth protrusion is commonly known as ASO (Anterior Segmental Osteotomy). ASO surgery includes extraction of a tooth posterior to the canine, the gum bone in this space is excised, and then both the gum bone and anterior teeth are wholly moved backward.
3. Two-jaw surgery
Two-jaw surgery is recommended for the following conditions:-if teeth extraction has already been carried out-when general ASO has been carried out because protrusion was not severe, the mouth may look more pursed-when the lower jaw protrudes with the upper jaw-if the face is long and there is gummy smile
4. Three-jaw surgery
Three-jaw surgery is a surgery combined with ASO surgery and two-jaw surgery. It requires a high surgical skill and the surgeon"s experience is very important. Three-jaw surgery is indicated when the protrusion is severe and the chin is severely retreated.


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