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Can bruxism cause changes to your facial structure?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It can significantly increase the size of your jaw muscles.

In brief: Yes

It can significantly increase the size of your jaw muscles.
Dr. David Astrachan
Dr. David Astrachan
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Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dentistry - Orthodontics
2 doctors agree

In brief: In what aspects?

Some people with long standing clenching or grinding habits show an increased size of the muscles along the cheek area.
Is there something else you are referring to?

In brief: In what aspects?

Some people with long standing clenching or grinding habits show an increased size of the muscles along the cheek area.
Is there something else you are referring to?
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
Dr. Ryan Tamburrino
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, by enlargement of the jaw clenching muscles.
You'll get a square jaw appearance. See TMJ-orofacial doc to help with problem.

In brief: Yes

Yes, by enlargement of the jaw clenching muscles.
You'll get a square jaw appearance. See TMJ-orofacial doc to help with problem.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. John Thaler
Dentistry - Prosthodontics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Absolutely

You are working your muscles, so they may enlarge and change your facial contours.
As you wear your teeth down, the chin and nose get closer together -- your face starts to collapse, and the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth tend to deepen. The muscles in your chin may also distort and change your profile. As your face collapses, the jaw rotates more and your chin may prodrude.

In brief: Absolutely

You are working your muscles, so they may enlarge and change your facial contours.
As you wear your teeth down, the chin and nose get closer together -- your face starts to collapse, and the lines from your nose to the corners of your mouth tend to deepen. The muscles in your chin may also distort and change your profile. As your face collapses, the jaw rotates more and your chin may prodrude.
Dr. John Thaler
Dr. John Thaler
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Face changes

Yes, the muscles in your face are affected by clenching or bruxism. These muscles can become very large and affect either the lower jaw line or the side of the face.

In brief: Face changes

Yes, the muscles in your face are affected by clenching or bruxism. These muscles can become very large and affect either the lower jaw line or the side of the face.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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