Top
10
Doctor insights on: What Is The Best Treatment For Protruding Jaw

Share
1

1
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

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Majid Jamali
27 doctors shared insights

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


2

2
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

See 3 more doctor answers
3

3
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

See 2 more doctor answers
4

4
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

See 2 more doctor answers
5

5
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

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
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

See 4 more doctor answers
7

7
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

See 2 more doctor answers
8

8
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

See 4 more doctor answers
9

9
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

See 2 more doctor answers
10

10
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

See 1 more doctor answer