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What causes face asymmetry?

What causes face asymmetry?

Skin, fat, bone, etc: Alterations in shape of skin, fat, muscle, bone, cartilage and other tissues as well as tumors can all be causes of facial asymmetry, diagnostic imaging is often required. Many options for treatment are available depending on the underlying cause. See a plastic surgeon, ENT or dermatologist for an initial evaluation. ...Read more

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Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken ?

Can bad teeth cause face asymmetry. All my left sided teeth are pushed in towards the tounge. Can this cause the cheekbone to look sunken ?

Yes, depending on: Extent of deformity. Also, maxillary teeth in bad repair can cause sinus problems. Have an oral or maxillo-facial surgeon take a look. It sounds like it is beyond scope of a general dentist. ...Read more

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How can I reverse my TMJ pain and the asymmetry it has caused my face ?

How can I reverse  my TMJ pain and the asymmetry it has caused my face ?

Asymmetry?: TMJ disorder do not cause asymmetry. You may have another abnormal developmental jaw disorder. See an oral surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Im 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?

Im 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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My friend have asymmetric face. He is worried coz as he getting older his face getting more asymmetric. Please suggest somthing.

My friend have asymmetric face. He is worried coz as he getting older his face getting more asymmetric.  Please suggest somthing.

CT scan: Facial asymmetry may be caused by trauma, congenital predisposition or tumors/cysts/neoplasia. See an otolaryngologist or plastic surgeon. CT facial bones generally recommended. ...Read more

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Im a twin. Does anyone else have an asymmetric face?

Im a twin. Does anyone else have an asymmetric face?

Everyone does: Everyone's face is asymmetrical. If you look very closely you'll see one ear is higher than the other, one eye may be lower and the corners of your mouth maybe off, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Noticable super asymmetric face in one twin and not the other. Should I say something?

Noticable super asymmetric face in one twin and not the other. Should I say something?

About what ?: The crowding of twins in the womb often result in some initial distortions in their newborn appearance that disappear with time after they are out of the confined space of the womb.Unless you are skilled in recognizing this, and understand it, your input is more likely to be seen as cruel and judgmental. ...Read more

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