Even when my mouth is shut, my mouth looks like it's sticking out. I went to the dentist and they told me I should get two jaw surgery. I'd like to know if getting the surgery is mandatory or if I can just get orthodontic braces.
For people with a protruding mouth, the mouth looks overly jutting out compared to the nose tip or the chin. There are different causes and variances of a protruding mouth so it is best to receive a treatment that is right for you.
How do you know if you have a protruding mouth?
Test for yourself:
i. I hang my mouth open unconsciously
ii. My gums show severely when I smile
iii. My lips look really thick
iv. When my lips are sealed, my jaw feels awkward and I get wrinkles on my chin.
v. I feel like I have a very small chin
vi. I had nose and chin surgery but my lips stick out
If you have a regular looking chin but have teeth that stick out which makes your entire mouth look protruding, then you may be able to just have orthodontic braces.
If your gums stick out, then a space is made behind your incisors and the your bones inside your gums are moved back. Usually the protruding mouth surgery is performed under general anesthesia but you can be discharged the following day and return to daily activities within a week or so.