A protruded chin is often called a ‘Pointed Chin’. The lower chin looks protruded if the lower chin has overgrown or the upper chin has grown less. A person with a pointed chin looks fierce, stubborn, which often makes her anxious.
- Pointed Chin with Malocclusion & Crossbite
Pointed Chin generally has malocclusion or cross bite (a misalignment of teeth relation between the upper and lower front teeth or molars). In this situation, both a surgery and orthodontics should be done at the same time. A double jaw surgery or bimaxillary operation is performed. Nowadays it is normal that a surgery is done first, and then following the orthodontics.
- Protruded Pointed Chin with Normal Occlusion
A protruded pointed chin with normal occlusion normally has a skeletal protrusion rather than a dentoalveolar protrusion. It can be thought that a chin surgery is enough for this sort of chin, but correcting the chin only is not satisfactory in appearance. In this case, a double-jaw surgery can make a difference.
Patients for Surgery
- Those with a long and large face and chin, an underjaw more prominent than the lips.
- Those with a low mid-face.
- Those with the lower teeth more prominent than the upper teeth and malocclusion, causing chewing difficultie.
- Those with malocclusion, causing pronunciation difficulties.
- Those with normal occlusion and the chin much longer than the face.
Orthodontics alone cannot shift the bones of the face, but the teeth only, which means the imperfect correction of the pointed chin. Pointed Chin Surgery ensures the perfect correction as both the jawbone and teeth are dealt with.
Even if you had your teeth straightened when young, your pointed chin can be corrected by double-jaw surgery.
Our superior eye for beauty is used to create the optimum shape and angle harmonious with the overall face shape.
Not only the pointed chin surgery, but the malar reduction, berry-line surgery, prominent lips surgery, and asymmetry correction, if necessary, are alsoperformed to create an ideal face you have dreamed of.
Lower Jaw Surgery
Among pointed chin surgeries, the lower jaw surgery corrects the lower jaw only. The surgery incides the junction between the temporomandibular joint and jawbone behind the molar, and pushes the entire of the teeth and lower jawbone inwards. The surgery is performed when it is thought that shifting the lower jaw inwards would be enough as the chin is not very pointed or the maxillary teeth are in the right position.
This surgery pushes the entire of the protruding upper and lower jaw inwards. This surgery pushes it by the osteotomy of both the upper and lower jaw. The surgery is performed if the chin is too pointed or the malocclusion is severe, or the pointed chin has a facial asymmetry or open bite. This surgery is also performed to have better post-operative results if you have had your teeth straightened with an extraction of teeth or have a long face, etc.