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Jaw Reshaping

Jaw reshaping is the procedure in which orthognathic surgery is performed to reshape the chin and jaw. It is indicated to enhance and define the face by reducing the size of the jaw.

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I am undergoing orthodontic treatment for an underbite. Can jaw surgery broaden my narrow jaw?

Query: Hello doctor,I have an underbite and had braces on from an orthodontist. But my jaw is narrow and I want to correct it. So I consulted another orthodontist who told me that I need jaw surgery to correct the underbite. But I have a narrow chin and lower jaw. Even if I get jaw surgery, will my lower j...  Read Full »

Dr. Achanta Krishna Swaroop

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. Is your treatment for the underbite completed or underway? The timeline is important to decide whether you have to go for orthognathic surgery which is jaw correction surgery to broaden the chin and incorporate a symmetric...  Read Full »

I have an asymmetric face as my right jaw is wider than my left jaw. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor,My right jaw is quite wide than my left jaw. It causes asymmetry in my face. Can it be cured? Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I can understand your concern. The dominant side of the face looks a little larger than the other one. But there is not much asymmetry as I can see. You must be a little bit more conscious about it. Yes, you can get it corrected by getting yourse...  Read Full »

Is it possible to get an implant for the first lower molar removed eight years ago without altering my jaw structure?

Query: Hello doctor, I had my first lower molar removed eight years ago. Now I do not have enough space for a dental implant. I am afraid that my jaw structure will be changed. Is there any solution to maintaining jaw shape and having an implant?  Read Full »

Dr. Muzaffer Hussain Parray

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. After twenty years, there is no chance of further jaw growth. After eight years, there will be no change in your facial profile if you do not have any. You may need an FPD (fixed partial denture) or bridge if you do no...  Read Full »

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