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Asymmetric jaw: The best option can only be determined after you have a complete understanding of: 1) diagnosis, 2) treatment options, and 3) risks and benefits of each. Often there a many ways to manage these problems, but all too often "short cuts" are attempted with no real chance of success. See an oral and maxillofacial, facial plastic, or cosmetic surgeon for evaluation ...Read more
Hi good afternoon, I am going to ask if braces can fix asymmetrical jaw because I do have that condition and it bothers me a lot. It is visible.
Braces: Generally fix the straightness of your teeth, not your jaw lines. Good luck. ...Read more
Yes.: That's their usual purpose.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi! I've chewed with one side of my mouth for a year, face is getting asymmetrical, jaw is crooked - can this be undone by chewing with my other side?
Asymmetrical Jaw: Probably, a better goal, going forward, is to try and regain the ability to chew on both sides. The best way to achieve this is by going to see an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform a thorough clinical and radiographic exam, in order to correctly diagnose the underlying issues. ...Read more
Asymmetrical jaw, feel prob somtimes on tooth structre, itchng and uncomfortng feelng on less devlopd part of face orthognal, jaw, implants whic is best?
Complex: The answer to your complex condition requires an indepth evaluation and analysis by an expert and competent dentist. Some general dentists do not feel comfortable being the quarterback of team approach to complex problems, but there are exceptional generalists who have the skill, experience and competence to organize a great team of specialists in providing the best options and results! ...Read more
I have cross byte and thus have asymmetrical jaw, can only jaw surgery will fix my prob or I have to fix braces before surgery & for how long?
Depends: Things to consider are is it a front tooth or back tooth crossbite as well as the needed movements in order to do so. The measurements of how much movement is needed can affect how it is done. Having an orthodontic consultation with a proper workup will answer these questions and determine the least invasive and most effective solution for your particular situation. Good luck! ...Read more
Very Possible: It depends upon the degree of misalignment and where it occurs among many other factors. Slight variations in the back or posterior region of your mouth are unlikely to change your smile. The more severe the misalignment, especially in the anterior region and especially one that affects your midline or facial symmetry, the more likely to affect your smile. Have an orthodontic consultation. ...Read more
Misaligned Jaw: Seek a professional consultation with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontist or both. ...Read more
If overbite is caused by misaligned jaw, am I too old for growth of jaw? Wil any functional appliance help jaw to grow? My ortho advic for jaw surgery
Complex: You have asked many questions. Functional therapy marginally effective in growing children, totally ineffective in non-growing adults. Depending on amount of skeletal imbalance, surgery may be required. Sounds like your Orthodontist gave you good advice. If concerned, seek opinion from another qualified Orthodontic Specialist and the Oral Surgeon he recommends. ...Read more
Could my misaligned jaw be fixed after a heavy-handed lower wisdom tooth extraction 23 years ago?
Possibly: The removal of impacted wisdom teeth can be very traumatic. Some are in such positions that it requires extended surgical time and more invasive technique. It can be a strain on the jaw, supporting structures, and tmj. However it will not misalign your jaw. If your jaw is misaligned and teeth are maloccluded, an orthodontist should be able to make some corrections. However, jaw surgery may be need. ...Read more
I have a misaligned jaw (receding jaw, overbite) + crowded teeth. If my dentist ask for extracting 4 teeth, is he categorized as tradtional orthodon?
No: Requesting tooth extractions does not qualify a dentist as an orthodontic specialist. A 10, 000+ hour post-dental school residency in orthodontics is required. An orthodontist will only do orthodontics, not cleanings, fillings, caps, etc. As an adult, with jaws that are no longer growing, you need the services of an orthodontic specialist. ...Read more
Can TMJ cause problems with shoulder, elbow & arm pain too? Have misaligned jaw, dropped left, chewed through 2 guards at night & ground down teeth
It is all connected!:
The TM Joint can refer pain down into the neck, shoulder and arm. Our bodies brace when we experience pain. If left untreated, the pain can spread throughout our entire head and neck area and into the shoulder and arm.
Schedule an evaluation as soon as you can to get to the bottom of the problem. ...Read more
Misaligned jaw/crossbite? I had braces before and don't wear my retainer. Do I need braces again to fix? Also my teeth hit when talking and aren't lined up
Relapse: If you've had orthodontic treatment and did not wear your retainers as directed, you teeth may have started to shift back to their former position, causing the symptoms that you describe. You will further ortho treatment to correct the relapse. Talk to a local orthodontist regarding your options. ...Read more
Hi, I have a asymmetric jaw because I was only chewing from my left for the past few years. If I start eating gum/food alot of the time from my right will it help in getting the symmetry back?
Symmetry: Chewing on the other side should help to even the jaws out, keep in mind that there could be other things that may have contributed to the asymmetry. ...Read more
Hey I have an asymmetric jaw in pictures but in the mirror its just fine. But if my jaw is how it is in photos, is there a way to make my jaw even?
Trick of the light!: Cameras can take good or bad pics, depending on their quality. How good a pic depends on the skill or kindness of the photographer, too. Some people always "take bad pictures." Trust me on this. I really look like a Cosmo cover girl in real life but you could not tell it by my pic! Anyway, cameras can exaggerate subtle abnormalities that are not obvious to us the rest of the time. See a dentist ...Read more
I have an overbite and my smile is a bit asymmetrical. My jaw and chin lean to one side bc of my bite. Would braces align and fix all of this?
The best solution-: See an orthodontist. You and your orthodontist can decide which orthodontic option are available and customize a treatment plan for you. Good luck. ...Read more
Consultation: Consult with an oral surgeon to see what may be the cause of your asymmetry. Options will be given to you, and you might also be referred to an orthodontist for a consult, since a change in your jaw position will require movement of your teeth. ...Read more
Visited phychatrst, bdm prob but don't know wether my prob is mental or physical, I feel blocked and asymetrical jaw prob what to do? Where to go
Mental or physical?: Get another opinion from a medical doctor (not a psychiatrist). ...Read more
Hi, I have Asymmetrical Crying Face syndrome and Marcus - Gunn Jaw - Winking Syndrome. How rare are these 2 different things to be together at once?
Each disorder: Is rare in and of itself so to have both at the same time is even rarer ...Read more
I'm 21 year old guy n have a lil bit asymmetry jaw which makes my face look larger in the right side compares to the left. Can braces fix the unbalance?
Only part of the ans: You are describing a common issue that varies by degree in all of us. If it is very noticeable, it is sometimes called hemi-facial microsomia. This occurs when both sides of the facial structure don't develop equally. Improvements can be made by building out the under developed side. This may require the areas of oral surgery, facial reconstructive surgery and orthodontics. ...Read more
I have an edge to edge bite (bimaxillary protrusion) + jaw asymmetry + occlusal cant. Can I do without surgery for protrusion?
I suspect so: Very hard to give a knowledgable opinion in this venue regarding your problem. You need to seek the opinion of one or more oral or maxillofacial surgeons. I'd probably start with your personal dentist and ask for a referral. Surgery may be your best option, but probably not your only therapeutic approach. Good luck. ...Read more
I have an asymmetric smile. My teeth from the left are larger than the ones on the right. And my jaw clicks every time I try to open it. What to do?
Missing molar for 4 years on the lower right jaw caused facial asymmetry. Can an implant restrore it? Do I need anything else? How much would it cost
Doubtful: Doubtful that failing to replace 1 missing tooth would result in facial asymmetry. Possible, however, that other teeth have tipped and drifted into the missing-tooth site. You may need tooth realignment before implant/crown can be placed. See your Dentist for evaluation and comprehensive treatment plan, including cost estimate. ...Read more
Can braces to fix a posterior crossbite potentially make your jaw alignment look worse/more asymmetrical face?
If you extract an impacted wisdom tooth on one side (and there's none on the other) will it change the jaw structure/cause facial asymmetry?
No: Removing a single wisdom tooth will have absolutely no effect on facial symmetry or jaw structure. ...Read more
Hi, I have an asymmetrical face. May left lower jaw is bigger than my right and my nose got crooked. What's the best remedy without doing surgery. T?
Difficult: It seems that what you are describing may require surgical repair. A full consultation would be best. ...Read more
Rhinoplasty before jaw surgery? I'm 23 and I want to get jaw surgery for my TMJ and asymmetrical face, but want to wait until I'm 25+ to get it. I'm planning to get rhinoplasty in a couple of weeks, but many have said to get your jaw surgery done first.
As dr fleming stated, you would be better off having any surgery to your upper and lower jaws first, then the rhinoplasty.
Are you sure you need jaw surgery? Have you consulted with an oral surgeon? An orthodontist? It appears you may need a team to work with you to get things just right.
Consult with them first.
Hope this info helps. ...Read more