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jawprobs16

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Should I have gotten upper jaw surgery
« on: July 25, 2016, 09:01:33 AM »
So I had lower jaw surgery (BSSO) 3 months ago to correct my underbite and crossbite. My surgeon had decided I needed only lower done as he believed nothing was wrong with my upper jaw. At the time I believed him, but now I feel like that I would've benefitted aesthetically from advancing the upper jaw. I feel like I do not have enough tooth show from the side and from the front. I talked to my surgeon about this and he said that he would not have moved my upper jaw more than 1-2mm so I don't know if that 2mm could've made a difference.  What do you guys think? Do you think my surgeon made the right call only doing lower, or should he have done upper instead? I have been struggling with this for months now. First picture is before surgery. Following pictures are post op.

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jawprobs16

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Re: Should I have gotten upper jaw surgery
« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2016, 09:03:41 AM »
Here is a picture of my teeth from side view smiling

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Re: Should I have gotten upper jaw surgery
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2017, 10:22:13 AM »
Not at all!  I think your smile looks wonderful!  Moving your upper jaw just 1-2mm wouldn't have been worth it for the minuscule amount it would have been. :D