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Would i need to do something about my protruding upper jaw in the future?

Would i need to do something about my protruding upper jaw in the future?

Xrays needed first: Protruding upper jaw can have skeletal and sytemic implications as well as dental implications. Here, i will address the dental: special xrays will help evaluate the need for orthodontic correction for the protruding upper jaw. In some instances surgical correction may also be needed. A comprehensive evaluation by a team of specialists would be appropriate. ...Read more

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Have a protruding jaw?

Have a protruding jaw?

See a surgeon: A "portruding jaw" can be treated with orthognathic jaw surgery. No longer does jaw surgery require having your teeth wired shut, so see your local oral and maxillofacial surgeon to see what options are availabe to you. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw but nice bite?

Protruding jaw but nice bite?

Chin reduction: If your bite is correct, but the chin and jaw appear to be protruding surgical intervention can still be a good option. Under the care of a skilled surgeon, some of your chin can be reduced in size to give the appearance of a less protruding jaw. ...Read more

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What can I do about a protruding jaw?

What can I do about a protruding jaw?

Jaw surgery: Typically a protruding lower jaw (prognathism) is handled with a combined orthodontic and maxillofacial surgical treatment plan. Exactly what procedure is performed depends on the relationship of your jaws to eachother as well to the cranial base. Special x-rays and more current ct scans are taken to evaluate this. It may require lower, upper, or upper&lower jaw surgery. You should have a consult. ...Read more

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What is the average time to have expander in upper jaw?

What is the average time to have expander in upper jaw?

Age defendant: The younger the patient, the more effective the procedure. Adults, because the 2 halves of the upper jaw have fused, require surgery plus expander. PLEASE be evaluated by a fully qualified Orthodontist to evaluate your individual malocclusion. Initial examination usually complimentary. And beware the Snake Oil salesman. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Protruding jaw?

What is the definition or description of: Protruding jaw?

Prognathism: protruding lower jaw means that the lower jaw is longer than normal or the upper jaw is shorter than normal. This is usually accommodated by the lower teeth being more forward then the upper teeth or the lower teeth are tipped backwards to meet the upper teeth. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your jaws and make appropriate referral to specialists to correct the problem if indicated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to push the upper jaw backward with surgery?

Is it possible to push the upper jaw backward with surgery?

Of course: see your orthodontist for orthodontic-orthognathic surgical treatment coordination. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it normal to lose upper jaw sensation after a lefort I osteotomy?

Yes: Patients who have a leforte i osteotomy will have altered sensation of the upper jaw and teeth. ...Read more

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Left side upper jaw pops doesn't hurt Expecially when laying on right side ?

Left side upper jaw pops doesn't hurt Expecially when laying on right side ?

TMJ/TMD: The most common musculoskeletal disorder causing orofacial pain is a temporomandibular disorder. Noises from the TMJs are a symptom of dysfunction of these joints. See an orofacial pain practitioner for diagnosis and treatment if needed. ...Read more

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Help! need to know if there's a way to move my lower jaw backwards/upper jaw forwards?

Help! need to know if there's a way to move my lower jaw backwards/upper jaw forwards?

Orthognathic Surgery: The procedure is called a maxillary advancement and a mandibular setback, a common procedure performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons. ...Read more

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