Cheek implants (also called malar implants) and chin implants are used to improve facial contours and profile. The implants are typically placed through minimal access openings in folds of gingival in the mouth over the cheeks or chin.
These procedures have minimal down time with immediate profile improvement.
Many orthodontic patients have jaw size discrepancies that may not prevent orthodontic correction but their facial profile could benefit by filling out their cheeks and chin. A small lower jaw profile can be improved with a chin implant. A large lower jaw can be de-emphasized by creating upper jaw balance with cheek implants.
The patient who is interested in improving facial profile or has a need for facial balance should call today to set up a consult to discuss these options with Dr. Williams and staff.