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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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Dr. Majid Jamali
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Protruding Jaw (Definition)

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 ...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 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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What are the risks of correcting a protruding jaw?

What are the risks of correcting a protruding jaw?

Large jaw: Malocclusion, nerve damage, relapse. The risks are infrequent if surgery is done by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

Protruding jaw bone, perhaps?

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 more

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Can i get incognito braces fix a protruding jaw?

Can i get incognito braces fix a protruding jaw?

OrthorgnathicSurgery: Although, this surgery is to improve your bite, protrusion and function, some patients also experience enhancements to their appearance and speech and airway improvement. ...Read more

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I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

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 more

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Four years ago I had an operation to correct a protruding jaw, now my teeth are causing me huge problems. Help?

What kind of problem: You don't provide sufficient information, however, go see the oral surgeon who did the surgery or someone for a 2nd opinion. Where are you located so we can give a referral. ...Read more

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Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Protruding jaw bone, plastic surgery?

Yes: A prominent jaw or chin can be treated with plastic surgery. Depending on the condition, there are a few different surgical techniques all of which involve cutting the jaw bone and resetting it back a variable distance. ...Read more

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My open bite has been corrected with braces so my dentist is not going to continue with my scheduled jaw surgery . How do i correct my protruding jaw?

My open bite has been corrected with braces so my dentist is not going to continue with my scheduled jaw surgery . How do i correct my protruding jaw?

Corrected issue: It doesn't make scence. If there is a large jaw, the orthodontic treatment should prepare it for surgery. Have a board certified orthodontist or oral surgeon evaluate you please. ...Read more

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5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

5 mo old baby has 2 different ears, one is flat against his head, other is slightly bigger and sticks out, Is it likely the sticking out ear will become less prominent or harden closer to the head? Cartilage still very soft, any treatment options?

Depends: This is not unusual and the treatment if any depends on the degree of difference.Kids most often come out this way do to the way they are positioned in the womb, or gradually develop it due to sleep position. In the US, plastic surgeons may treat with a variety of inserts positioned within and around the ear or ears. You might check with your doc first to see if won't improve on its own. ...Read more

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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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Why is my jaw bone protruding so much?

Why is my jaw bone protruding so much?

Where?: What part of jawbone? Nothing should be changing at your age. see an oral surgeon for assessment. ...Read more

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Jaw surgery to correct a protruding lower jaw, what should I expect during recovery phase?

Jaw surgery to correct a protruding lower jaw, what should I expect during recovery phase?

Recovery in a 41 y/o: It of course depends on many factors, but at age 41 it can take a lot out of you. The first week can be pretty rough...Lots of swelling and numbness, some pain but should be manageable, liquid diet, lots of rest. After the first week, recovery speeds up, but still takes about 6 weeks to completely recover from. In my experience most healthy patients return to work in 3 weeks. ...Read more

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Can invisalign be used for retreatment of protruding lower jaw. The 1st lower premolar needs to be extracted and the space filled. Class 3 bite. ?

Can invisalign be used for retreatment of protruding lower jaw. The 1st lower premolar needs to be extracted and the space filled. Class 3 bite. ?

Absolutely not: You need the services of a qualified Orthodontic Specialist and probably a qualified Oral Surgical Specialist. Invisalign won't do it. If you had a broken leg would wrapping it in Saran Wrap work? ...Read more

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Can being too skinny/underweight make my jaw/cheek muscles tight and painful? I have naturally protruding cheekbones, but never hurt until recently.

Can being too skinny/underweight make my jaw/cheek muscles tight and painful? I have naturally protruding cheekbones, but never hurt until recently.

Muscle spasms: Having tight and painful jaw muscles can be due to stress , especially in a young 21 year old. Bruxism, or grinding your teeth, can also be a symptom of over active jaw muscles. Since the muscle relaxants and pt haven't helped, i recommend an evaluation by your dentist to see if bite correction(splint, orthodontics, etc) can help. If you have done this, consider biofeedback or relaxation therapy. ...Read more

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I have a twisted jaw. best treatment?

I have a twisted jaw. best treatment?

?: What do you mean by twisted jaw? Did you get hit or have trauma to the jaw? You need to see your doctor for examination. If the jaw is off its anatomical position there is good treatment ...Read more