Korean J Orthod.  1996 Jun;26(3):241-246.

Application of genioplasty in malocclusion with chin deformity

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  • 1Department of Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, Seoul Nat. University, Korea.

Abstract

The chin is one of the factors which express human character, and appropriately protruding chin is very important to harmonious profile. the purpose of genioplasty is to reshape the chin and improve the facial esthetics which is one of the purposes of orthodontic treatment. It can be classified as augmentation genioplasty which enlarge the chin vertico-horizontally and reduction genioplasty which smallen it. The examples to apply this procedure are as follows. 1. advancement of retruded chin 2. reduction of chin prominence 3. control of chin vertical dimension 4. correction of asymmetry

Keyword

Chin deformity; Augmentation genioplasty; Reduction genioplasty
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