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Do braces help to make the chin more prominent?
I have prognathism and a receding chin can I get rid of it with braces?
If there are other ways to get of a receding chin and prognathism tell me!

Thanks!
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not braces.
maybe rubber bands.
or some type of jaw expander or soemthing.
i had one of those, but it made mine wider, not stick-y out-y more.  (+ info)

pushing jaw slightly forward to counteract a huge jewish shnoz?


I have a big nose and I noticed that if I move my lower jaw forward a bit I am able to add a bit of harmony to my side profile, I just move my jaw far enough to achieve the desired profile where the chin is even with the base of the nose, but I'm worried that by creating an artificial prognathism I might injure my jaw somehow, any ideas?
what if I do it just a few times a day, when I know someone is looking at me in profile???
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Yes! Don't do that! It will injure your jaw, cause the muscles that control how your jaw works to go into spasm (TMJ problems) and make you look silly.
If you are so concerned about your jewish schnoz, (just remember Barbra Streisand's nose), talk to a plastic surgeon. They can do amazing things to reduce the size of your nose. But whatever you do do not thrust your lower jaw forward out of it's normal position.  (+ info)

do i HAVE to keep my braces on for another year after my surgery?


hi. i'm going in for jaw surgery to fix my mandibular prognathism on august 26th, and my orthodontist says that i will probably have my braces on for another year after the surgery, even though my teeth are already straight. my question is, do i HAVE to keep my braces on for another year after my surgery? what's the shortest time possible?

the reason for my rush is that in september i will be starting senior year of high school, and we take grad pictures in november and also grad/grad banquet at the end of the year (june). i would like to have my braces off in time for these events, and if my teeth are already straight, will it take less time post-surgery? thank you in advance
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I had jaw surgery about two weeks ago. My orthodontist said that I should be able to get my braces off in a couple of months. I guess it depends on your specific case, because everyone is different. If your orthodontist said you'll need them for another year, then he probably knows what he is talking about.  (+ info)

Finding lasting relief from TMJ...?


My TMJ has gotten to the point where I am in pain 24/7. I am taking maximum doses of Vicodin and Voltaren (a prescription NSAID), as well as having regular acupuncture, all with very short-lasting results. I am following all the standard suggestions: meds, hot/cold packs, relaxation techniques... I cannot even eat anything that requires chewing! I also do have a splint, though I do not have bruxism, and am worried about it "ruining" my bite.

I have mandibular prognathism -- an elongated lower jaw -- resulting in an underbite that was fixed with orthodontia from age 8-13 (I'm currently 25). I have also been diagnosed with slipped disks in both TMJ joints. Despite these facts, I cannot find an Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon who will even REVIEW my case before requiring me to have spent months at a pain clinic, working on all the things that I have already done on my own! I am in pain NOW (and missing work) and I just don't know what to do...

ANY suggestions??
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Try a neuromuscular massage  (+ info)

Is this plastic surgery to fix the following? If so, how much would it cost?


I want to fix all of the following
-buck teeth
-dark pigmented gum
-I want a smaller smile, I have a very wide smile
-I want a narrower nose, I have a very wide nose
-I want to make my outie belly button into an innie
-I want a more attractive, straighter profile, My face looks like I have prognathism
-I want to go from a 36B to a full 36D cup
Is there a way to make your lips thinner?
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Help please! Dental help!?


I have a very good friend. We are both 14. He is quite handsome, but he is unable to attract girls because he has mandibular prognathism, which means he has a very weird kind of set of teeth. The lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw a lot. He has been very sad all this while because of his teeth and jaw condition, and thinks that he is abnormal. I saw him in that state, so I asked him to seek treatment, but he told me," I wished to... but i do not have money to do so. If I were to have a diet during and after surgery, it doesn't matter. However, the money is a problem. I think isn't a small amount of money..." I know he really really wants to treat his problem, so what can he do? By the way, we are Singaporeans... Help please! So that I can help my friend and you can help my friend as well too!
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Sounds like youve had to much dick in your mouth  (+ info)

Lower jaw problems.Help me guys?


Hi guys.Hope u r doing well.Since 4 months my lower jaw coming forward and now it looks like my face is long and when i open my mouth for yawn sometimes it stucks a bit and sometimes it closed with a jerk.I m having braces and my dentist said that it will be allright (InshaALLAH) with the braces but my question is that i have seen many topics on the internet but i m unable to judge this is it an underbite issue or its mandibular prognathism.Any expert here.Pls reply guys as this problem is eating my self esteem day by day.Thanks in advance.
Forgotten to tell that my age is 18.
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Mandibular prognathism is the medical terminology for an underbite, where the bottom teeth come out in front of the upper teeth. If you have an underbite that is caused by the teeth and it's not too severe, you should be able to have it fixed with just braces. If it's caused by the bones of the skeleton, you'll need to have surgery. Talk to a couple of orthodontists and get their opinions.

If your jaw is sticking when you yawn and it jerks closed, this is temporomandibular joint dysfunction. Speak to your physician about this.  (+ info)

Dental question , help please!?


I have a very good friend. We are both 14. He is quite handsome, but he is unable to attract girls because he has mandibular prognathism, which means he has a very weird kind of set of teeth. The lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw a lot. He has been very sad all this while because of his teeth and jaw condition, and thinks that he is abnormal. I saw him in that state, so I asked him to seek treatment, but he told me," I wished to... but i do not have money to do so. If I were to have a diet during and after surgery, it doesn't matter. However, the money is a problem. I think isn't a small amount of money..." I know he really really wants to treat his problem, so what can he do? By the way, we are Singaporeans... Help please! So that I can help my friend and you can help my friend as well too!
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Well, he would need surgery from an oral and maxillofacial surgeon to correct the alignment of his lower jaw. Now, the problem with getting surgery (as your friend has pointed out) is the cost. Aside from the surgeon's fees, anaesthetist's fees and the cost of hospitalisation, you would also need to take into account the costs of additional orthodontic work required to re-align his teeth.

The fact that you live in Singapore unfortunately makes things worse financially since you have a "user pays" sort of system there. Perhaps he could look into whether the kind of surgery that he needs can be covered by health insurance and if so, get his family to look into whether they can afford it?  (+ info)

mandibular prognathism...?


if you have mandibular prognathism, are braces enough to bring the lower jaw back to its right position, or is surgery the only way to get it fixed?
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Wow, you know, I've been on the "Dental" section for quite a while now and I have never, although I have been looking for it, seen anyone mention this b/c I myself have it. And I had a meeting with my dentist about this around 2 weeks ago. I'm afriad to tell you that braces isn't going to work in this case; surgery is essentially the only option. You could either get two of your teeth pulled out from the bottom, which have to be, counting from the front outwards, the 5th and 6th ones; and then those first four would get pushed back (tilted) and it would stay like that. To me, that option isn't really appealing, to have tilted teeth. The second option is for them to splice the bottom of your jaw, push it backwards, and pin it with titanium pin; the extra jaw that got pushed backwards will eventually diminish. Unfortunately, none of these seem very great at all, but I don't want to lose any teeth. Next summer I have to do the latter surgery. I had to pull all my wisdom teeth out last week and I have to get braces in 6 months, the healing time for wisdom teeth surgery, so that by next summer, my teeth are all perfect and straight for the surgery, so when they do the surgery, i'm all done. If others tell you that braces could fix it, let me just tell you this. I had an underbite when I was little so i got braces to fix it; it worked. But, as you can probably guess, it grew back to an underbite; thats the whole idea of 'mandibular prognathism' so braces doesn't work for it.

If you have to go get this surgery done, I wish you the best of luck and hope your situation has no complications.


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