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What can be done regarding a little bit small lower jaw?

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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
5 doctors agree

In brief: Surgery

At your age, surgery can improve a deficient jaw line.
By "a little bit" smaller, I suspect you are talking about the chin. See an oral surgeon to talk about chin augmentation. There are a number of procedures that can be done.

In brief: Surgery

At your age, surgery can improve a deficient jaw line.
By "a little bit" smaller, I suspect you are talking about the chin. See an oral surgeon to talk about chin augmentation. There are a number of procedures that can be done.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dentistry - Orthodontics
3 doctors agree

In brief: See an orthodontist

An orthodontist can tell you if your jaws relate well to each other, and if not what is the best treatment modality to harmonize jaw size.

In brief: See an orthodontist

An orthodontist can tell you if your jaws relate well to each other, and if not what is the best treatment modality to harmonize jaw size.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Dr. Arnold Malerman
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Dr. Wayne Roccia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Absolutely

Several options are available to you including but not limited to orthognathic jaw surgery and chin augmentation surgery.
Lots can be done to improve your profile with a skilled surgeon.

In brief: Absolutely

Several options are available to you including but not limited to orthognathic jaw surgery and chin augmentation surgery.
Lots can be done to improve your profile with a skilled surgeon.
Dr. Wayne Roccia
Dr. Wayne Roccia
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Dr. Robert Stoner
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Quite a bit

A competent orthodontist can make significant changes with orthodontics alone.
See an orthodontist and have a complete diagnosis and treatment plan developed.

In brief: Quite a bit

A competent orthodontist can make significant changes with orthodontics alone.
See an orthodontist and have a complete diagnosis and treatment plan developed.
Dr. Robert Stoner
Dr. Robert Stoner
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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw

It depends on your profile, tmj, bite, breathing, sleep apnea disorder. When all considered, then an orthodontist and/or oral surgeon can make a plan.

In brief: Jaw

It depends on your profile, tmj, bite, breathing, sleep apnea disorder. When all considered, then an orthodontist and/or oral surgeon can make a plan.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

A small lower jaw may indeed be just that, small.
It may also project at a very vertical angle to the skull and result in much less horizontal projection: perceived lower jaw. Similarly, a large upper jaw may make the lower appear smaller in relation. Orthodontics can change relationships of the teeth (and sometimes reduce upper jaw size), also an advancement genioplasty can bring the chin forward.

In brief: Depends

A small lower jaw may indeed be just that, small.
It may also project at a very vertical angle to the skull and result in much less horizontal projection: perceived lower jaw. Similarly, a large upper jaw may make the lower appear smaller in relation. Orthodontics can change relationships of the teeth (and sometimes reduce upper jaw size), also an advancement genioplasty can bring the chin forward.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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