Transforming individuals who used to always
walk with their heads down, and now they smile!
Gummy Smile & Long Face Syndrome
Some patients develop a long face problem which exhibits the following problems:
a) gummy smile and difficulty in putting ones lips together; b) Severe flattening
of the cheeks at the base of the nose, often making the nose appear larger than
normal; c) Appearance of a short upper lip or a drooping of the lower lip.
Surgical correction of this problem usually require an operation of the upper jaw
which repositions it into a superior position in relationship to the rest of the
face. Results can be quite dramatic in that patients see a change in shape to the
entire face, a relative shortening of the nose, a more relaxed poster to the upper
and lower lip, and most important a more attractive smile. Also notice the changes
around the cheeks and base of the nose.
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