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
7157 Howard StNilesIL60714US

Sam Speron, MD

7157 W Howard St, Niles, IL, UNITED STATES,
60714

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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., MD, DDS, FACS
Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS
3096 Peachtree Industrial BlvdDuluthGA30097US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., MD, DDS, FACS

3096 Peachtree Industrial Blvd, Duluth, GA,
UNITED STATES, 30097

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 Ave S, #350, Edina, MN,
UNITED STATES, 55435

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

Clark F Schierle, MD, PhD, FACS

676 N St Clair St, #1575, Chicago, IL,
UNITED STATES, 60611