# Vertical spacing in fraction unbalanced [duplicate]

I have some math structured like the following in a display math environment:

\left( \frac{ \left( \frac{a}{b} \right)^{e} }{L} \right)

Apparently, the outer fraction is centered vertically in the surrounding parentheses even though its numerator requires more space than the denominator L.

To me this looks unbalanced with too much space below the L.

Is there a way of shifting the entire content of the outer parentheses down?

MWE:

\documentclass[]{standalone}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage{amsmath}
\begin{document}
$\displaystyle \left( \frac{ \left( \frac{a}{b} \right)^{e} }{L} \right)$
\end{document}

## marked as duplicate by user156344, user121799, Stefan Pinnow, Raaja, siracusaMar 16 at 18:52

\raise 2pt \hbox{$\displaystyle\left( \lower 2pt \hbox{$\displaystyle\frac{ \left( \frac{a}{b} \right)^{e} }{L}$} \right)$}