Optimal bite – optimal profile?

About the correct alignment and interaction of the upper and lower jaw

Proper tooth alignment is a topic that often seems limited to orthodontics, but it has far-reaching effects on a person’s personality and health. A symmetrical smile and a harmonious facial profile are signs of attractiveness and youthfulness, but their meaning goes deeper.

The ideal case: teeth in a row

A functionally correct set of teeth, where each tooth can count on the support of its neighbours, is the linchpin of healthy chewing. Ideally, all teeth are supported: one tooth in the upper jaw touches two teeth in the lower jaw and vice versa – like gears in a transmission. Regular rows of teeth enable good cleaning and thus help to prevent tooth decay and gum problems.

The basis for good tooth position is the correct upper and lower jaw position. A recessed lower jaw or a significant overbite can significantly change the facial profile and lead to an unbalanced appearance. Conversely, a lower jaw protruding too much can dominate the face and lead to disharmony.

No “one size fits all”

It is not uncommon for an unbalanced facial profile to affect the patient’s self-image and social perception. In these cases, jaw surgery can play a transformative role. It has the potential to improve function and restore aesthetic balance.

Careful planning and consultation of the procedure is essential. Using state-of-the-art technologies such as 3D imaging and a digital workflow, we develop a tailor-made treatment strategy for our patients that considers both functional and aesthetic aspects.

Ultimately, every face is a work of art of nature, and there is no universal ideal that applies to everyone. The art of surgery lies in recognizing and emphasizing each individual’s potential rather than following uniform beauty standards.

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