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How large is considered a abnormal jaw line?

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Dr. Majid Jamali
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Jaw line

It depends on the rest of the face.

In brief: Jaw line

It depends on the rest of the face.
Dr. Majid Jamali
Dr. Majid Jamali
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Dr. David Satloff
Agreed, the key is balance with the upper jaw and the rest of the head.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dentistry - Orthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

The jaw line, usually referencing the projection of the lower jaw forward is actually the lower most part of the mandible.
The "length" of it is relative to the remainder of the face, and the angle which this line makes with visual axis (line from eye to ear). A high angle makes the jaw line seem smaller and vice-versa. Ethnic norms and the subjectivity of the viewer make it normal or not.

In brief: Depends

The jaw line, usually referencing the projection of the lower jaw forward is actually the lower most part of the mandible.
The "length" of it is relative to the remainder of the face, and the angle which this line makes with visual axis (line from eye to ear). A high angle makes the jaw line seem smaller and vice-versa. Ethnic norms and the subjectivity of the viewer make it normal or not.
Dr. David Schleimer
Dr. David Schleimer
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Dr. Shawn Murray
Dentistry

In brief: Jaw Alignment

This can't be easily answered.
What is considered large in one person is small in another. This is why an individual evaluation is important. Measurements are made with an x-ray and then those are compared to norms. The different measurements made are too many to list. Not to mention that there are different norms for different ethnicities.

In brief: Jaw Alignment

This can't be easily answered.
What is considered large in one person is small in another. This is why an individual evaluation is important. Measurements are made with an x-ray and then those are compared to norms. The different measurements made are too many to list. Not to mention that there are different norms for different ethnicities.
Dr. Shawn Murray
Dr. Shawn Murray
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