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Chin implant = orthognatic surgery?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not necessarily

Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed.
Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together!

In brief: Not necessarily

Sometimes the bite of the teeth are fine and only a chin implant is needed.
Other times both have to be addressed. Too many times plastic surgeons just address the chin and fail to recognize the importance of the tooth alignment. Form and function ought to go together!
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
Chin implants are most helpful when only a limited increaseis needed in projection.. A bony procedure wlrks best for greater projection. Problems of occlusion or fuction need to be addressed. A cephalogram is a useful series of x rays to carefully measure and plan chin surgery when a major advancement is proposed.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Chin implant

You should never replace jaw surgery with chin surgery.
You would get much better airway, profile with orthognathic surgery. Occasionally, teeth come together and the clinician gets fooled, thinking chin surgery is warranted. However, most of the times, patients need braces to re-align the teeth and then jaw surgery is performed.

In brief: Chin implant

You should never replace jaw surgery with chin surgery.
You would get much better airway, profile with orthognathic surgery. Occasionally, teeth come together and the clinician gets fooled, thinking chin surgery is warranted. However, most of the times, patients need braces to re-align the teeth and then jaw surgery is performed.
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Dr. Jason Hall
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

A chin implant and orthognathic surgery are two totally different operations.
Orthognathic surgery moves the jaw and teeth, and is used to correct your bite and to treat sleep apnea. I recommend chin implants for older patients with weak chins and a normal bite. For younger patients with a normal bite, you are better off getting the chin itself moved forward...Known as a genioplasty.

In brief: No

A chin implant and orthognathic surgery are two totally different operations.
Orthognathic surgery moves the jaw and teeth, and is used to correct your bite and to treat sleep apnea. I recommend chin implants for older patients with weak chins and a normal bite. For younger patients with a normal bite, you are better off getting the chin itself moved forward...Known as a genioplasty.
Dr. Jason Hall
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