Correction of Short Lower Jaw

The Story:

This patient initially presented to her orthodontist with complaints of her underbite. She was very concerned about her bite and facial profile. The short chin appearance was quite significant to her. She wanted to correct her bite so she can eat better and also improve her profile.


The initial orthodontic treatment helped to align her teeth. Dr. Kazemi performed a lower jaw surgery to move it forward, correcting her bite while positioning the lower jaw in a more ideal relationship. The surgery was performed on an out-patient basis and patient went home on the same day. After the initial healing, the orthodontist completed the treatment.