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Remedies For Protruding Jaw
Protruding jaw is a facial feature in which a person's jaw (usually the lower jaw) appears larger and sticks out forwards somewhat, in comparison to the average person of the same racial/ethnic group. Facial features can be familial (passed from parent to child), or they can sometimes be due ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Consultation: You should have a detailed clinical examination with the appropriate studies to determine if your protruding jaw is strictly a cosmetic problem and/or a functional problem. Many patients with a protruding jaw also have a malocclusion (bite) problem and cannot chew correctly. If a malocclusion is present, a combination of orthodontics and orthognathic (jaw) surgery may be indicated for correction. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Talk to your dentist: Not enough details to say, but if you had corrective jaw surgery, i suspect that you have an orthodontist, an oral surgeon, and a general dentist as a team by your side. Your treatment may still be in progress, but be sure that you talk to one/all and let them know your concerns. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Four years ago I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?
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