Are there any alternatives to surgery for treating vertical maxillary excess?

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    Purely cosmetic reasons. My upper jaw is too far forward and causes my upper lip to bulge forward because of gum positioning. Are there any cheaper alternatives to surgery?
     
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    Post up front-on and side-on photos, pls.
     
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    Have you had an assessment by a specialist orthodontist? I can't say if surgery would help achieve your goal, but given that the occlusion of your teeth is fine, I think surgery would be a drastic measure.
     
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    I think you look perfectly normal. You might end up far less happy if you go ahead with any surgical procedure.
     
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    So do you suggest something like Invisalign? I've had braces in the past but failing to wear my retainers caused my overbite to come back. I remember what I looked like before my overbite fully came back.

    These two pictutes can show the maxillary excess a little better. Are you telling me there are other (and possibly less invasive and expensive) options other than surgery?
     

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    Go back to the orthodontist if you were happy with the way your teeth were before you neglected the retainer.
     
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    What kind of options do you think I will be presented based on my case?
     
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    Presumably non surgical options given that you achieved a successful outcome in the past. Why did you stop wearing the retainer?
     
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    Just negligence. What kind of non surgical options?
     
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    Orthodontics.
     
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    Yes there are many many alternatives to surgery !!!!!!!
     
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