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Overbite and cross bite

I have a long face and a weak chin. I can't close my lips without effort. I have all the symptoms of a mouth breather. I am about to go through an operation to cure that. So, would I need orthognathic treatment to correct my jaws or will braces be enough? Or do I need both?
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If you have problems with the bone size or shape then surgery is the solution. Exact diagnosis can be done only after all the x-rays, models of teeth are taken and analyzed. Do visit a qualified MDS orthodontist in your area for property consultation.
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Dr. Kunal R Shah Nashik | Orthodontist
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Hi.. Based upon your symptoms it seems you have both bone and teeth problem. Its better to get xrays done and consult an Orthodontist. Thank you
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Hi..you might need both. First surgery and then braces. Regards
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Since you are 19, your jaw growth can't be redone with orthodontic ( braces) treatment alone. You Will probably need orthognathic surgery to correct your long face appearance and weak chin. With that u will also need some sort of orthodontic treatment(braces) for sure. So iny opinion both.
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hello, it seems you already had multiple visits to doctor and have fare knowledge of what is the problem with you. but with these few lines I can not give you a treatment plan. usually in situations where we recommend orthognathic surgery, it is mostly followed by orthodontic treatment. so all the best.
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