While we’re the first to say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, we also readily admit that some people are universally described as attractive. And typically, one of the main things these individuals have in common is a notable jawline.
Take Angelina, for instance. If you look at the top photo, you’ll see how the jaw widens back at the jaw angle to present a strong, confident appearance.
But the jaw width is not the only thing going on here.
In the bottom photo, check out the length of Angelina’s ramus—the line of the jaw that starts at the earlobe—as it extends down to the jaw angle. It’s what give Ms. Jolie her angular look.
Until now, this has been largely overlooked in patients who seek a prominent jawline for themselves.
Traditionally, to overcome a weak jawline, an implant is fitted to the natural shape of the ramus and the jaw angle. The desired look is achieved only if the jaw angle isn’t too high—that is, if the angle sits more than 2 cm away from the earlobe.
However, if the angle is too steep, the implants widen the jaw too high up, causing the face to look chunky or too full.
Sitting as much as one-third off the bone, the implant lowers the jaw angle and makes the mandibular slope less steep, resulting in a well-defined angular shape.
And because the implant’s width increases down its length, the lower face is pleasingly widened for a more aesthetic, natural look.
Designed by Barry Eppley, MD, DMD (who also provided these before-and-after photos), our Vertical Mandibular Angle is definitely worth jawing about.
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