If the jaws grow too much in the vertical plane, an imbalance occurs in the lower third facial compared to the rest of the face.
When growth is insufficient translates into a squarer face and teeth are usually not seen.
A vertical maxillary excess produces an excessive gum exposure that increases when they smile. We can treat it by performing surgery to reduce the vertical maxillary excess and enhance your smile.
It occurs when the teeth do not contact. It is more common in the incisors and may be related to a lingual habit. It can be corrected by surgery in which we segment the maxilla to occlude properly with the jaw.
When the palate is narrow it causes a malocclusion between the teeth of the maxilla and the mandible and also becomes apparent when the patient smiles. By SARPE (Surgically Assisted Rapid Palatal Expansion) we can normalize the bite in cases where the discrepancy can not be corrected only with orthodontic treatment.
If one side of the jaw has grown more than the other a deviation occurs in the chin and teeth do not occlude properly. Orthognathic surgery not only improves occlusion, but also achieves facial symmetry.
The profile and symmetry of the face can be altered by a prominent, deficient or deviated chin. Through a mentoplasty we can narrow the chin of a woman with a prominent chin or improve the profile of a patient with a retruded mandible.
In some patients orthognathic surgery can be performed first and posteriorly is done the orthodontic treatment. This new protocol reduces the total treatment time and gets a much faster functional and aesthetic result.