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Doctor insights on: Can Bruxism Cause Changes To Your Facial Structure

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Grinding Teeth (Definition)

Just like it sounds, it means you ...Read more


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Does bruxism cause permanent damage to facial structure or is it reversible?

Does bruxism cause permanent damage to facial structure or is it reversible?

Irreversible damage: However, it can cause permanent damage to the teeth, chronic jaw pain and potential irreversible damage to muscles and facial structure. ...Read more

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Does insulin resistance cause changes in facial structure or features? Or does the face become swollen? Or coarse facial features?

Does insulin resistance cause changes in facial structure or features? Or does the face become swollen? Or coarse facial features?

Insulin resistance: Insulin resistance should have little effect on your face but you should see an Endocrinologist to fully control your conditions. Please let me know how things work out. ...Read more

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Does wearing glasses change your facial structure?

Does wearing glasses change your facial structure?

No: Glasses are support on the ears and nose with minimal pressure. Facial structures need much stronger pressure to be altered in any manner. Don't worry about that and wear your glasses to see better. ...Read more

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Hello docs! can you tell me what did my braces do to change my facial structure so much?

Hello docs! can you tell me what did my braces do to change my facial structure so much?

Change?: There's no way to know what you looked like before, what you look like now, or what changes you underwent without doing a full examination and a review of your records. Your treating orthodontic specialist should be able to answer your questions for you. ...Read more

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When in life do your facial bone structure change?

When in life do your facial bone structure change?

Facial development: The face grows through childhood, but is usually complete by late teen years. Girls complete this growth before boys. Girls are usually complete by 17 and boys by about 18. ...Read more

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Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

Does removing wisdom tooth change facial structure?

No: No changes to facial structure removing wisdom teeth. Make sure your procedure is done by an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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Will my facial structure change if I have five missing back teeth?

Will my facial structure change if I have five missing back teeth?

Yes, over time: Once teeth that used to be there are no longer there, the bone that supports and holds the teeth in your jaw will start to remodel and resorb away. Osteoclasts slowly eat away the bone since there is no reason for the bone to stay there. As a result, your jaw will become thinner in that area and your face may have a shrunken in look. This process takes months to years for it to become noticeable. ...Read more

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How do tooth extractions change the facial structure?

How do tooth extractions change the facial structure?

Can be problematic: Teeth & supporting bone are important to facial structure. If teeth & bone are lost & not replaced it can definitely cause facial aging. Much like pulling a big tree out of the ground would leave a large hole, extraction can leave a sunken area. Replace a lost tooth immediately with bone grafting & implant or a bridge to fill in the area that is open due to extraction and protect against this. ...Read more

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