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Orthognathic

  • Refers to deviations from normal facial proportions that are severe enough to be handicapping
  • Affects individuals in two ways:
  • Jaw function is compromised
  • Leads to discrimination in social interactions
  • Nasal Projection:
  • Increase in nasal projection and “droop” of the nasal tip
  • Lip Thickness:
  • Less prominent and change in lip drape
  • Nasolabial Changes:
  • Clockwise rotation of the nasolabial complex

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