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FAQ:  Orthognathic Surgery


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Question:
Tilted gums: My top teeth and gumline are tilted to one side.

I have no problem biting, but it really shows when I smile. Is there any way this can be fixed? ....Visitor from Barbados

Answer:
If this cosmetic issue is actually being caused by an underlying structural - skeletal characteristic of your upper jaw, then orthognathic surgery by an oral surgeon may worth investigating.

If it is not structural but more of a soft tissue / periodontal tissue situation (lip positioning or upper lip movement) then seeking a consult with a periodontist or reconstructive dentist may provide some effective treatment options.

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