Mouth stands out (using Finger trap test)

I think my mouth looks very ugly from the side of my face and my front teeth cannot touch each other (upper teeth are outer, down side is normal). I tried the finger trap test, and it seems my mouth stands out.(genetic problem)

So if I want to fix this problem, do I have to ask dentist or can a plastic surgeon fix it?

Thanks for answering.

Hello,

In your case it seems like the procedure would be performed in stages with different doctors. I suggest first consulting in person with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, they can point you in the right direction. Good luck in the future and thank you for your question.

Sam Speron MD
Sam Speron MD
950 N Northwest HwyPark RidgeIL60068US

Sam Speron MD

950 N. Northwest Highway, Suite 102,
Park Ridge, IL, 60068, US

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Thank you for your question. It sounds like you have a facial skeletal issue. These issue are best treatment by a team approach. The team typically consists of an oral surgeon and an orthodontist. Your local dentist could refer you to an orthodontist. Sometimes a plastic surgeon could be involved especially if he or she has oral and maxillofacial surgery training and/or craniofacial training. I hope this helps.

Best wishes.

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
2220 Wisteria Dr SWSnellvilleGA30078US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.

2220 Wisteria Drive, Suite 209, Snellville,
GA, 30078, US

I would start with an orthodontist ... they can help with teeth alignment and will also refer to other providers as indicated.

Thanks for your question,

Dr. Luong

Jacqueline A. Luong MD
Jacqueline A. Luong MD
6545 France Ave SEdinaMN55435US

Jacqueline A. Luong MD

6545 France Avenue S., Suite 350, Edina, MN,
55435, US

A plastic surgeon with experience in Craniofacial orthognathic surgery should be able to help you. Ideally they work as a team with an orthodontist to align your teeth as well as your jaws.

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD

676 N Saint Clair St #1575, Chicago, IL,
60611, USA