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Face and Jaw Surgery

Asymmetry of jaw bone

11/21/2006

Question:

my jaw bone has grown asymmetical. the right side of my jaw has grown longer than the left side which has caused my jaw to have a slight twice. i would like to know what are my options. and what what you recommed.

Answer:

There are be several reasons why this can occur.  Most commonly it is related to a growth discrepancy, but in other instances it could be caused by a pathologic process. 

I recommend an evaluation by an oral and maxillofacial surgeon and an orthodontist, to determine the cause and the treatment needed for its correction.

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Response by:

Guillermo  E Chacon, DDS Guillermo E Chacon, DDS
Formerly:
Associate Professor of Dentistry
College of Dentistry
The Ohio State University