Tests and treatments
Upper jaw correction
- When? Too little or too much of the teeth in the upper jaw may be showing. It is also possible that too much gum tissue is displayed when smiling broadly. Moreover, an upper jaw correction is often the best option to correct an open bite.
- What is it? For this type of correction, the surgeon first surgically detaches the upper jaw with the upper teeth from the rest of the skull, and moves it to the ideal position. Then, the upper jaw is re-affixed using titanium plates and screws.
- How? The entire procedure is performed through the mouth; therefore, it does not leave any facial scars.
Centres and specialist areas
Latest publication date: 11/08/2021
Supervising author: Dr Borghgraef Kristin