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Can braces and retainers fix an asymmetrical jaw problem?

Can braces and retainers fix an asymmetrical jaw problem?

Braces: If it is the jaw bones that are not symmetrical, then it's unlikely that it can be fixed without more invasive procedures such as surgery, etc. Sometimes if the asymmetry is minimal then you can align the teeth but you won't fix the asymmetry. I'm trying to simplify things so get a orthodontic consult to discuss further. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Keith
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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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 arent lined up

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 arent 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

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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 ?

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

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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?

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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

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Opinions on what's the best option for my asymmetrical jaw?

Opinions on what's the best option for my asymmetrical jaw?

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

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Asymmetrical jaw, feel prob somtimes on tooth structre , itchng and uncomfortng feelng on less devlopd part of face orthognal, jaw , implants whic is best?

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

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I have TMJ with my jaw. Please help. Is there a retainer of braces or something to fix it?

I have TMJ with my jaw. Please help. Is there a retainer of braces or something to fix it?

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

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Can someone with braces get an MRI? What about a lower jaw permanent retainer?

Can someone with braces get an MRI? What about a lower jaw permanent retainer?

Yes: Braces may cause distortion of the image in the area around them, but are generally MRI safe. Let the MRI technologist know exactly what hardware you have inside you when you go for the scan. ...Read more

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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

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

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Dr. Katharine Cox
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Retainer (Definition)

Retainers are orthodontic appliances designed to minimize changes over time in your nice orthodontic result that you and your orthodontist have worked so hard for. Wear them as ...Read more