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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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.
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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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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