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A slanted/uneven jaw can be either the upper jaw or the lower jaw. More commonly a slanted/uneven jaw refers to the lower jaw and is also known as mandibular asymmetry. The aetiology of mandibular asymmetry can be: Developmental - disturbance/disruption in growth or excessiv...
2 Oct 2019
One of the most likely causes of protruding lips after braces treatment might be that the teeth have aligned by some proclination , coming forward into a wider circumference. This may be likely if the braces treatment plan did not include extractions of teeth or space creation suc...
5 Sep 2019
Thank you for your question. An upper jaw/maxillary expander is a custom made device on the roof of the mouth that uses the teeth as an anchor to transfer a force to expand the mid-palatal suture (a joint in the middle of the roof of the mouth). The purpose of the expansion is to correct the ...
24 Jul 2019
A single jaw surgery means only one jaw is manipulated during the surgery,this could be either the upper jaw (maxilla), or the lower jaw (mandible).While a double jaw surgery involves both the upper and lower jaw. The indication for either a single jaw or a double jaw will depend on...
23 Jul 2019
Thank you for your question. Braces treatment is only able to influence your teeth position, while jaw surgery is able to influence your jaw position. You may refer to this article that I had written previously about jaw surgery: What is Jaw Surgery And Who Needs It? Here's What...
22 Jul 2019
Thank you for your question. You may be interested in this article that I had written previously about on jaw surgery in Singapore . Braces treatment is only able to correct the teeth position while jaw surgery corrects the bone/skeletal discrepancy. Many patients that I see do...
17 Jul 2019
Arthrosis (joint degeneration also known as osteoarthritis) of the TMJ is extremely common by the time you hit your 20s. The TMJ is one of the most heavily-used joints in the body, starting from birth. Most people are symptom-free and painless clicking/popping joint noises may accompany opening/c...
1 Jul 2019
Hi, Thank you for your enquiry. As an orthodontist, I work closely with oral maxillofacial surgeons for patients requiring jaw surgeries. They handle the surgery and movement of the jaw, and we take care of the teeth alignment and the bite. These go hand in hand, rarely one without the other...
28 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question. Braces treatment combined with jaw surgery is usually indicated when the malocclusion (bad bite) is a result of malposition teeth and/or malposition jaws. You can read more about some of the common indications of jaw surgery in this article here: https...
17 Jun 2019
Thank you for your question and for including a profile photo to help me understand your concerns better. From the photo you sent, it appears that your lower jaw and chin is relatively more pronounced and in a more forward position. The angle between your upper lip and your nose is ...
10 Jun 2019
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