I’ve recently noticed that my jaw has begun to look like its on a angle, am not sure whether it has always been like this, but from what I can remember this is something that has happened recently and I can’t take my mind of it, I constantly try and place my top teeth on top of my bottom teeth so they go straight but my jaw seems to of lowered, why is this? If I place my top fang directly on top of my bottom fang on my left hand side I can almost push my finger through the gap on the other side of my mouth, if I place my fang directly above my other fang tooth on the right side there is no gap at all, am beginning to become really self conscious because of this, I’m pretty sure this has just came about in the last few months, what can I do about this?
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Hi, I am considering having cosmetic dental surgery because allthough my teeth are not terrible i have neglected them over the years more than i should and they are quite stained, i have a small gap between my front teeth and my bottom front teeth are quite crooked. Which leads to my question. I hate my side profile because i feel like i have a weak chin, i think this may be caused though because when my teeth are clenched in the normal position my bottom teeth seem to be further back than most peoples appear to be. Would cosmetic dentistry align all my teeth perfectly so that when my mouth was closed my teeth would all rest in the correct position thus aligning my chin correctly, or would something like that require a more drastic kind of surgery? Thankyou for your time.
Ive been a thumb sucker since birth and am now 25 and have a overbite and struggle to naturally close my mouth just feels uncomfortable. my face has changed slightly luckely my appearance isnt bad as some i have seen i was wondering if an avisalign would do me any good to help my jaw relax so i dint have to hold my mouth shut and be always aware not to relax my jaw as its not a good look. im not sure if fixed braces would be better for me or not? i have a phobia of dentist so less invasive is best but im willing to what needs to be done your advice would be very usefull and how much would these procedures cost?
Hello, I am 30yr old male. I have had braces for 1.5 yrs now on lower teeth with 1 extraction-second molar on my left. This was to correct and straighten my teeth. I am noticing a thinning of my face – making it look narrow. Everyone keeps saying ‘you have lost weight’ but I have not. My ortho says it cannot be braces, as only jaw surgery can change my jawline. I am very worried. Is he right? What can I do? He is moving my back teeth to cover the gap from the extraction. I would rather have an implant to make my face look fuller, (more teeth, wider smile)but he says that it will make no difference. I am very concerened. Thank you
Dear Dr Sunita,
I am a 47 year old male who would like to know if even at my age it would be possible to have my jaw realigned,my lower jaw protrudes further than my top,thus I my top teeth do not show very well whn i smile.
I know I have left this a long time,but even now i get upset as I have a lets say odd smile due to the problem ith my jaw to the point I never have my picture aken.
would appreciate any feed back possible, thank you for your time.
I experienced serious gum disease several years ago and lost a healthy tooth that was replaced by a successful implant. I have also lost a molar to a root canal that crumbled but I have not replaced this with and implant.
I also lost up to 2/3 of my jaw bone due to gum disease so although I have good strong teeth and immaculately clean gums (I’ve learned my lesson on good oral hygiene!) I have a lot of tooth movement – it changes my bite and I can get jaw ache from it.
I’d like to know if any kind of braces would be feasible or if there was a not too invasive way of getting my teeth to stay relatively still?
Thanks in advance.
I have recently had an upper left root filled molar shear off and next to it there is an old gap where a tooth is missing. I need some sinus filling as the jaw shows up as thin in the x rays. If I have both implants done at the same time would you have any idea of cost?
I was born with a cleft palate when i was a baby. I had my jaw broken when i was younger to correct my bite but still my top set of teeth are smaller than my bottom and i don’t have a smile that fills my mouth. I look like i have gaps at the sides. Is there anything that can be done. I went through hell with my teeth when i was younger, what with operations and braces. I am 27 now and just want for it all to be worth it
I have a 7 month old baby girl and am worried that when she grows up her bottm jaw will stick out more than her top jaw.
I have this problem and am concerned that she will have the same.
I have noticed lately that when she makes noises her bottm gums show and you cant see her top gums, she talks like she is sticking her bottm gum out.
Is there anything I can do to prevent this from happening?
Hi, I would like to have implants for my full upper and lower jaw. I have been reluctant to show a smile since 16yo shortly I completed 5 years of braces (with headgear) and the results were a jaw and smile worse than before it started. I have had some extractions, and another 2 are starting to decay, so i feel it may be the right time now. I have seen the results of full jaw implants in USA and was told they were about £5000? How much does a complete mouth cost? Is it better/cheaper going abroad, in which case where would you recommend. Is there any help you can give on what to look for? Many thanks for your help.