Jaw line is an important feature of facial aesthetics. Its shape influences the perception of our age. The expressive line and angle of the jaw are currently the determinants of an attractive-looking face.
STOMATOLOGY AND ORTHODONTICS
The condition of our teeth greatly impacts the appearance of the lower part of face. Whether we perceive someone as pretty is influenced not only by the quality of the skin, but also by the appropriate proportions and symmetry of the face. Incorrect bite and missing teeth often cause unsightly appearance of our dentition. What is worse, they also affect facial features.
Malocclusion and the appearance of the lower jaw
Serious malocclusion is reflected in the facial profile. For example, a convex profile, a receding chin, and a strongly marked lip furrow constitute the so-called Class II (overshot bite, back jaw). And vice versa – a strongly marked chin and a concave profile are characteristic for the so-called Class III (undershot bite, front jaw).
In a class III defect, an overdeveloped lower jaw optically sharpen sour facial features, emphasizes nasolabial folds and makes our face look older than it really is. There are many examples of how malocclusion affects the aesthetics of the face – an open bite makes the lower part of the face appear longer and disproportionate to the rest, and a deep bite – lower part of the face shorter.
One-sided cross bites often manifest themselves as an asymmetry in the chin.
The misalignment offront teeth, such as crowding or tilting inwards, will also distort the look of our lips. As a consequence, they may appear less full withthe mouth corners drooping.
Dental abrasions, resulting from untreated malocclusion or occlusive disease, may cause the lowering of the so called occlusal height affecting the structure of the face. Its lower section loses its original height becoming disproportionately shorter.