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Can Braces And Retainers Fix An Asymmetrical Jaw Problem
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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 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
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
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
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! 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
Vague questions: The best answer to your question is to see your dentist, preferably a tmj/tmd specialist. A thorough history, x-rays, and a examination are imperative to helping you learn more about tmd and point you in the right direction for treatment. ...Read more
I had my maxillofacial surgery 4 months ago, this involved shifting my lower jaw. I just had my braces taken off and now wearing a clear retainer. But when I wear the retainer my lower jaw shift slightly to the right. I don’t feel any pain about it, once
Lower Jaw Shift: The clear retainer is also acting as a bite splint. This causes the jaw muscles to relax as apposed to them being held in a more functioning position which may be a result of your surgery. Healing should allow the muscles to accommodate to a more neutral position and shifting should go away. If not I would suggest a return visit to your oral surgeon. ...Read more
Been diagnosed w moderate TMJ w headaches, neck pain, numbness etc - 4 stage treatment suggested 1- bottom retainer for aligning jaw, 2- Max Growth appliance, 3- braces, 4- retainer. THis sound like correct approach? Anything else I should ask?
Yes: Ask yourself based upon your entire past dental history if this makes sense to you and if you trust the dentist who is advising this course of treatment. Is he/she highly recommended and is someone who has extensive experience and training treating patients with TMD/TMJ dysfunction? If yes may be a reasonable approach. If not why net get a second opinion before making your decision. ...Read more
If I try and sleep without sucking my thumb, I clench and grind my teeth and wake up with head and jaw aches. Do I need a brace/retainer?
Yes: You need a jaw protector. Probably you should talk to your dentist or pharmacist for one. Very simple in design and you put it in at night and your jaw can clench but no harm to teeth an should give you releif from muscle aches. If you can afford to see your dentist he will be able to custom fit the bite pad you get. ...Read more
Can your upper jaw shift back to being narrow after a palate expander treatment as a teenager if you don't wear your retainers for braces?
Depends: Some palatal expanders produce more stability than others. Retainers prevent teeth from shifting, but if underlying bone is not the appropriate size/shape, tooth movement can appear exaggerated. I assume you're asking the question because you have noticed some movement. Best to return to your Orthodontic Specialist, the professional that knows you best, for reevaluation before serious relapse. ...Read more
Misaligned Jaw: Seek a professional consultation with an oral and maxillofacial surgeon or orthodontist or both. ...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
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
43yo with old gum loss, new occlusion problems TMD -like jaw disfunction, but am worried that braces will increase gum loss. Any non-brace options?
If my underbite is hereditary (I got it from my grandfather), it can't be fixed with braces alone, can it? If my jaw is the problem?
Skeletal Issues: If the jaw size discrepancy is skeletal in nature, then you need to correct it surgically, not orthodontically. If the discrepancy is minor, then orthodontics may help correct the bite somewhat. Your best bet is to consult with an orthodontist/oral surgeon team since each case is different and no one answer applies to everyone. ...Read more
I have a slight over bite and it is slightly visible on my chin/jaw. I am 21. Could braces fix both of those problems? If yes in how much time
Can I tell me if my teeth need a slight straightening (not a huge problem) will braces change my face shape and jaw shape?
Probably not: The shape of your face and jaw are genetically determined. Minor tooth movement will give you a more esthetic smile, but will not really impact much else. ...Read more
Do braces causes tmj? I had a big problem with my teeth and had to wear braces for 6 years that moved my jaw about 2-3 cm
Maybe: Orthodontics have not been shown in research studies to either cause or cure tmd's. Tmj problems are rarelly if ever a result of how the teeth fit together. It has been suggested by some researchers that a chnge in the bite relationship may cause some suseptable individuals to develope some TMJ problems but they tend to resolve on their own over time. ...Read more
Hi! I had my braces removed 7 years ago. I got a fixed retainer after, I haven't had any problem with it until now. Last week I took a bite of a pr?
Fixed retainer: Fixed retainers have a finite life span. If removed teeth are likely to shift. Best to return to your Orthodontist for replacement. If that's not possible, have your Dentist recommend another Orthodontist. ...Read more
My daughter had TMJ problem. Our dentist brought upper jaw forward to solve TMJ and done all the braces treatment, but only problem I found her bite not adjust.
Go back: Go back to the dentist or see a Prosthodontist to evaluate and treat the bite problem. Good luck. ...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
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
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