- Jul 1, 2015
ive been confused on what makes a compact midface is it a short philtrum? or is it eyes being lower on your head? or a combination of both?
Dentist said:Having a short maxilla is the worst thing a guy can have though. It makes you look toothless and childlike
The face should have a proportionate maxilla that lets you show 2-3mm of incisor at rest and a nice full display of teeth and 1 or 2mm of gingiva when smiling
Tbh i have same tooth display as the right person, you can even see some lower teeth when i smile and my midface length is like 60 mm+ forward grown maxilla. But i agree with you that it makes you look childlike when you have the wrong phenotype.Dentist said:Hazuki-san said:
This is not true. Having a short maxilla is the main driving force in having a short midface and also having a face with a high FWHR (excluding some extreme outliers with 170 mm bizygomatic breadths or something crazy like that). Almost everyone who has a high FWHR has a short midface and a short maxilla.
Left = short upper jaw
Right = proportionate upper jaw
One looks terrible, one looks good.
Every good looking person has a proportionate maxilla vertically and horizontally.