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A 20-year-old male asked:

Can sleeping positions effect the development of teeth and chin. my chin kind of changed and i don't know why.

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John DeWolf
Dentistry 40 years experience
Not likely: If you noticed a sudden change in your jaw, get it looked at ASAP to rule out any issue that may require immediate treatment. Sleep position isn't a likely cause but something else may be causing this.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
It is possible: Keeping a wrong position during sleep may cause you a mouth breathing. The mouth breathing can affect the position of your teeth, bite and structural development problems.
Dr. Kevin Nail
Dr. Kevin Nail commented
Dentistry 11 years experience
Sleep on the side of the chin can effect your bite, your muscle positions/posture, and jaw joints.
May 4, 2015

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