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Protruded Mouth

Protruded Mouth Surgery Information

Protruded Mouth

  • Duration: 2-3 hours
  • Anesthesia: General Anesthesia
  • Hospitalization: 2 days
  • Stitch Removal: 2 weeks after
  • Clinic Visit: 5 times
  • Recovery Period: Return to everyday activity 2 weeks after
What is Protruded Mouth?
Abnormal protruded teeth and gum are called ‘Protruded Mouth’. There are different cases of protruded mouth. First, teeth are protruded but upper and lower jaw bone are normal. Second, teeth are straight but gum is protruded. Last, overall protruded mouth with both teeth and gum protruded.
Recommended for those who
  1. 1. Have protruded teeth
  2. 2. Have protruded mouth but do not have long face
  3. 3. Have protruded mouth with short chin
  4. 4. Have long face with protruded mouth

Cases of Protruded Mouth

Self-diagnosis of Protruded Mouth

- Mouth is always opened unconsciously.

- Showing too much gum while smiling.

- Lips look thick.

- Look awkward when mouth is closed.

- Look like a short chin.

- Have done the nose and short chin surgery but
   mouthis still protruded.

The Cause of Protruded Mouth

- Genetic cause – majority of the case

- Environmental cause – acquired by bad habit

Which clinic to go between Plastic Surgery Clinic or Dental Clinic for protruded mouth correction?

To achieve the best result, the aesthetic improvement is important as it is to functional improvement. The ideal process for protruded mouth should be done by both Plastic Surgeon and Dentist. Orthodontic treatment should be done by a dentist, whereas aesthetic analysis and surgery should be done by a plastic surgeon. At Wonjin, we provide a cooperative treatment with both plastic surgery and dentist department in one building that brings us the best result.

Best Way to Choose the Clinic for Protruded Mouth Surgery

- A clinic that has expert knowledge with numerous cases experience in protruded mouth surgery

- A clinic that has cooperative treatment system with both plastic surgery and dental clinic

- A clinic that cares the most about patient’s safety

- A clinic that studies the beauty and trend at all times

Protruded Mouth Correction Surgical Method

Usually, the protruded mouth is caused by bone structure. In this case, Anterior Segmental Osteotomy (ASO) is required to move the bones of the gum area backwards. If the protruded mouth has complex problems, then Two Jaw Surgery should be applied.

Minor Case with Protruded Mouth - ASO with orthodontic treatment
Protruded Mouth with Long Face and Short Chin at the same time - Two Jaw Surgery with orthodontic treatment
Protruded Mouth with Only Protruded Teeth - Teeth extraction with orthodontic treatment

METHOD 01 Anterior Segmental Osteotomy (ASO)

ASO method is widely used and is applied in case of gum being protruded.

1) Molar tooth next to the canine tooth is extracted to secure 7-8mm of space.

2) Excision on the bone to the same amount of extracted area and move the gum bones backwards.

3) The improvement will be made as much as 7-8mm. Orthodontic treatment is required to fill up the empty area for about 6 months.

Advantages of ASO

- One time surgery will have the definite result and effect will show about 1-2 weeks after the surgery.

- Less swelling and shorter recovery period compared to facial contouring surgery.

- Only orthodontic treatment will take about 2 years but it only takes about 6 months to 1 year with the surgery.

METHOD 02 Two Jaw Surgery

In case of complex protruded mouth, Two Jaw Surgery can correct the problems of long face or asymmetric face. It has the advantage of controlling the amount of reducing the protrusion since it can be done without tooth extraction.

ASO method is widely used and is applied in case of gum being protruded.

1. Cut both upper and lower jaw bone.

2. Move the fracture bone to desired position and trim it.

3. Use the pin to fixate the bones.

Advantages of Two Jaw surgery

- Solve both face structure and exposed gum problems at one time

- Higher nose bridge effect due to retruded jaw and mouth

- Baby face effect

METHOD 03 Orthodontic Treatment

If teeth are the main problem, then the orthodontic treatment with the extraction can solve the protrusion problem. With the total cooperative treatment system of Maxillofacial and Orthodontic department, Wonjin only suggests the best surgical method through an accurate diagnosis.

Two Jaw surgery
ASO Two Jaw Surgery Orthodontic Treatment
Case Protruded mouth, short chin Protruded mouth, jutting chin Teeth protrusion
Effect Major change Major change Minor change
Recovery Immediate return to everyday activity 1-2 weeks of fixation required Immediate return to everyday activity
Number of teeth to be extracted 4 Depends on the condition 4
Orthodontic before the surgery N/A N/A
Orthodontic after the surgery 6~7 months average 6~7 months average
Swelling Almost none Little Almost none

※ Anterior Segmental Osteotomy (ASO) and Two Jaw Surgery

ASO is the surgery for protruded mouth. It can be improved with excision on the 6-8 front teeth with gum bones and move them backwards. Two Jaw Surgery is for the case with abnormal upper and lower jaw protrusion. Both ASO and Two Jaw Surgery are applied to improve the protrusion but the result differs by individual. For the successful result, an accurate diagnosis by well-experienced and specialized surgeon is required. Wonjin only suggests the surgical method that can bring the best result with cooperative treatment system of plastic surgery and dental clinic with numerous surgical experiences.