A 28-year-old male asked:
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will constantly sleeping on one side of face cause facial asymmetry & would it make that side flatter or portrude more ?

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Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Unlikely: Asymmetry is usually genetic and preexisting except for traumatic injuries.
Answered on Jun 26, 2018
Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
No: Everyone's face is slightly to moderately asymmetric. Genetic in origin. If you are concerned see Plastic and Oral Surgeons for evaluations. To create asymmetry you would have to create substantial force over a long period of time. Besides, we move 80 or more times during the night.
Answered on Jun 25, 2020

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