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Query: Hello doctor, I am a young teenager who has a receding jaw and I am wondering if changing my eating habits might relocate my lower jaw. I used to have poor eating habits. I ate too fast and I did not chew much. My older brother's jaw is fine. Will changing my eating habits cure my jaw? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your question. I can understand your concern. You need to check if you chew one side or use both sides equally. Second what you think is jaw receding, sometimes it is a malocclusion which is associated with jaw disorientation. If your lower jaw is lo... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, My baby is 5 days old and is suffering from Pierre Robin syndrome. Kindly advice. Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Pierre Robin syndrome consists of the following defects mostly: Mandibular hypoplasia - retarded growth of the lower jaw. Cleft palate - birth defect of the palate. Airway obstruction. Kindly let us know what all defects your baby has at present and what all comp... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a question about the normal development of facial structure of a male going through puberty. I am 17 years old, my height is 5'7" and I weigh 119 pounds. My diet is normal. I am very frail in stature but, that is not what I am worried about. I am worried about the development ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your lower jaw (mandible) might be small due to various reasons. Sometimes, genetic inheritance also can be a reason. By your description it seems you have deficient mandible. In childhood, use of headgear (an extraoral orthodontic appliance) would have done you load... Read Full »