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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: Bruxism 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: When posterior teeth are extracted the cheeks can have a sunken in appearance.
Many years ago, some fashion models foolishly had molar extractions to achieve this look. ...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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What to do if I lose weight and my facial structure changes?

What to do if I lose weight and my facial structure changes?

There won't be a: Change to underlying bone structure but loss of subcutaneous fat can sometimes make a marked change in appearance. Unfortunately when we lose weight/ fat - we don't get to chose what area it comes from. ...Read more

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Tmj changed my facial structure. What will make it go back to normal?

Tmj changed my facial structure. What will make it go back to normal?

Orthodontics: An orthodontist that understands facial orthopedics and cranial/facial asymmetry is the conservative treatment. More invasive treatment is surgical. You will find few orthodontists/dentists that understand how to treat facial asymmetries without surgery, but surgery have many risks that often are not explained well enough. The most important thing is to be pain free and functional jaw first. ...Read more

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Can losing weight display more facial bone structure?

Can losing weight display more facial bone structure?

Yes: Just like any other part of your body your face "gains weight" your facial structure can become more defined with weight loss. ...Read more

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Will getting braces improve the appearance of my facial structure?

Will getting braces improve the appearance of my facial structure?

Absolutely Braces!: Short answer: yes, braces will improve the appearance of your lips, lip competence and a pleasing smile. By resolving crowding, rotations, improving tooth angulation and lip support, your facial appearance will improve. Braces will not change your bony structure though. The change in bony structure (ie: mandibular, chin, upper jaw, cheek bones) can only be changed with surgery. ...Read more

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Can weight gain permanently alter your facial structure? I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight, but my face is rounder and wider.

Can weight gain permanently alter your facial structure? I'm finally back down to my 2009 weight, but my face is rounder and wider.

Depends on factors: It depends on the AMOUNT of weight lost as a % of the total. So, if you lost 50% of your body weight I would certainly expect to see some of that weight loss in the face and next while only a 5% loss may not show much change depending on how the face looked before. It also depends on the speed one loses the weight.

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Howmuch does the canine affect my facial structure? MyTeeth is perfect except my left canine being 1-2mm inward. Will this affect my face significantly?

Howmuch does the canine affect my facial structure? MyTeeth is perfect except my left canine being 1-2mm inward. Will this affect my face significantly?

Probably not: But canine important in providing support and guidance to your occlusion. A slightly displaced canine now can be a severely displaced canine in the future. As everyone is different you really need to be examined for an informed evaluation. See your Dentist, or preferably a qualified Orthodontic Specialist, to discuss your malocclusion. ...Read more

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How can I alter my facial bone structure?

Facial plastic MD: You should see a facial plastic surgeon to discuss options. These include; dermal fillers or fat injections that can be injected over the facial bones or fat pads to enhance your excisting facial bony structure. These procedures can give a very natural enhancement when done correctly. You could also consider cheek or chin implants places over the bone to augment these structures. ...Read more

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Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?

Can HGH affect your facial bone structure? And is the size of your head related to your overall height?

Yes & No: Yes, excessive growth hormone can affect your facial structure & appearance. Look at photos of patients w/acromegaly or excess gh. They all tend to have thickened brow ridges & enlarged cartilagenous structures (see http://www. Mayoclinic. Com/health/acromegaly/ds00478/dsection=symptoms). As for head size relative to height, I'm not aware of any link for those w/o acromegaly. ...Read more

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Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Does missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Losing teeth: Losing a tooth here and there will not affect facial contours. Loosing many teeth and subsequent loss of bone and vertical dimension can affect it greatly. ...Read more

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I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

I heard that missing tooth can make one's chin shorter. Does bone loss of only one molar tooth also alter facial structure?

Impossible: Missing teeth can destroy the look, compromised chewing efficiency and Collapse of cheek into the space, but it cannot change the shape or size of your chin. Hope it helps. ...Read more

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Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Can low testosterone in men cause masculine facial features/bone structure to change or become more female-like?

Be careful: The word "Low T" is pushed very hard by the big pharmaceutical industry for money. Beware of that. In men, low testosterone results in erectile difficulty, osteoporosis (bone weakness) and weakness. Men normally have lower testosterone as they age. The range of normal is large:300-1000 ng/ml so you need to talk with your doctor if there is an issue. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can facial change due to bruxism be fixed?

Can facial change due to bruxism be fixed?

Yes, with work: Bruxism or grinding of one's teeth can lead to significant tooth wear and overclosure of the bite. This can cause wrinkles at the corners of the mouth and an aging appearance. A trained dentist using a plastic bite appliance can 'open' the bite as tolerated and then build up the worn teeth to the determined level. This could involve crowns on several teeth and be quite extensive. ...Read more

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Can bruxism make your face smaller and are these changes reversible?

Yes and not exactly: Tooth wear can result in the collapsing of your face over time. Think of your chin getting closer to your nose. If properly diagnosed, and quantified, then the teeth can be rebuilt to return you to your previous jaw position. However, as the destruction was occurring, your muscles and joints were undergiong changes. You may have developed habits with your muscles. These may not be reversible. ...Read more

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Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Can bruxism, clenching and or TMJ disfunction cause facial nerve palsy? No drooping eye or mouth, just left cheek sits slightly lower when smiling?

Possible, but...: A nerve disorder can have multiple causes. It is possible that a structural, vascular or neurological problem can be related, but you will need to see your dentist or someone who treats these type of disorders to get a careful evaluation first to determine the causes of the problems. Then you can address the causes with diagnostic treatments. Good luck. ...Read more

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What age do your facial bone structures start to change?

What age do your facial bone structures start to change?

Facial bone: The bones do not change appreciably. Soft tissue changes occur. ...Read more

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These days, certain doctors and professors state that tongue thrusting can lead to undesirable facial bone remodelling in adults. I tongue thrusted very hard downwards five times When swallowing drink, will this have caused any downward growth?

These days, certain doctors and professors state that tongue thrusting can lead to undesirable facial bone remodelling in adults. I tongue thrusted very hard downwards five times When swallowing drink, will this have caused any downward growth?

One time event?: If you did this one time only -- no chance of a problem. If it is a frequently recurring habit, then you might have a problem over time. Most likely you will not alter your facial bones as such, but rather your alveolar processes supporting your teeth resulting in tooth movement which will change your facial appearance. See the Orthodontist for help if this is a habit. Good Luck. ...Read more