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self removal of braces causing facial abnormalities?

My son(13) took of his own braces behind my back. My question is can his teeth relapse to a point were it can affect abnormal jaw nose or head grow creating imbalance facial features?

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What are the risk of high abnormalities and pregnancy?

Im 19 and i hav a pap smear done a couple months ago which came back posible high abnormalities. Im booked for a calapsy in august.
I was wondering what are the risk of having high abnormalities during pregancy.

There will be no risk if you go and get this problem sorted out. You shouldn't be thinking about pregnancy at 19 though. I can't imagine why if your pap came back normal it took them a few months to book you for a colposcopy. They booked mine with in a few days. they went in, did their biopsies and stuff and nothing was wrong. I've had 3 children with no abnormalities.  (+ info)

What are the odds to having a down syndrome baby with 2 ultrasound abnormalities?

I went in for my ultrasound at 19 wks and found out the baby has echoing in the heart ventricles and a cyst at base of brain. Individually, they would not be concerned, but because 2 abnormalities are present I need to go in for a level 2 ultrasound. What are my odds for having a down syndrome baby at 30 with these abnormalities being present?

I am 34 and had 2 abnormalities on my son's ultrasound. He had an echogenci foci (white spot on the heart) and a dilated kidney. He is a perfect 3 month old. 2 abnormalities is not unusual at all. Try not to worry. I know that's hard because I've been there.  (+ info)

want to understand the link between chromosomal abnormalities in parents and recurrent miscarriages?

I learn that one of the reasons for recurrent miscarriage of a pregnancy is the chromsomal abnormalities found in atleast one parent. I have the following questions:
1. Does this problem always result in a miscarriage or are there chances of delivering a live baby ?
2. If it results in a child-birth, are there chances of the baby born with abnormalities ?
3. Is this problem curable/treatable ?

1. The problem does not always end in a miscarriage. Most chrom abnormalities that result in a miscarriage happen before 6 weeks of pregnancy.

2. 1 out of 150 babies is born with a chromosomal abnormality. These types of abnormalities occur when the structure of a chromosome is damaged or the number of chromosomes is off (extra or too few).

3. Down syndrome (trisomy 21), Patau's syndrome (trisomy 13), and Edward's syndrome (trisomy 18) are common chromosomal abnormalites. Prenatal testing, like amniocentesis or chorionic villus sampling, can be done before the birth and I have heard that they can now go in and remove the extra chromosomes or fix them which would fix the abnormality but most of them are non-curable and non-treatable.  (+ info)

How long are jaw alignment braces needed for?

I recently got told to wear removable jaw alignment braces, which are the ones with big blocks on them. They cause my jaw and face to really ache, and look hideous as they're very big and bulky. Does anyone know how long I will have these for before getting fitted braces?
I'm 17 in 2 weeks, and all I want is to hurry up and get fixed braces, but my orthodontist never tells me anything.

it all depends on how badly crooked your teeth are. you may have them for weeks, months or longer. it just all depends on how your teeth were before.
and your orthodontist probably doesn't tell you anything because they never know anything for sure. something could always change and you wouldn't wanna be let down, would you? mine did the same thing. lol.  (+ info)

What is the largest angle a human jaw can exhibit without unhinging?

i think it's 45 degrees but is there a world record? Also I wonder if fixed jaw ratios are genetic, gender-specific, or all-around the same. It seems that everyone should physically be able to open their jaws to the max but some people with big mouths have trouble opening their jaws.

I think it's 45 degrees too, you're right. I bet if you stretched your jaw a lot then it could probably start to go farther.  (+ info)

What home remedies are there for a locked jaw?

For a few years, I've had a misaligned jaw and the left side cracked when I opened my mouth really wide. But for the past 2 weeks, the right side of my jaw has just gotten locked and I can't open my mouth completely without pain.

I have read a lot about TMJ and people often advise seeing a dentist or chiropractor, but I was wondering whether anybody has any home remedies I can try first. I have tried massaging and putting a heating towel. Although the heating towel allowed me to open my mouth wider, it still didn't cure the problem.

Also, I tend to sleep with my mouth open and I consistently sleep sideways, which I believe is what caused my misaligned jaw after years and years.

Any advice on what I can do as a last resort before seeking professional help??


See if you can find someone who knows the "KI Method". It is kind of like a massage, but focuses on the points of your body that need healing.  (+ info)

When i eat anything my right jaw will start to hurt?

I woke up this morning and ate an apple and this extreme pain into my jaw. The pain is nothing like i have ever felt before. I can not eat anything without having this massive pain. Once i have no food in my mouth i feel nothing. What is wrong with my jaw?

Sounds like TMJ (temporomandibular joint) syndrome.  (+ info)

How can I stop waking with jaw tension and headaches each morning?

I wake with a tense jaw and a dull headache (sometimes a migraine) every morning and have done for quite some time now. I've been thoroughly checked out medically and although I'm told I have nothing serious wrong there is no explanation of why I am feeling like crap every day. I've recently read about TMJD or TMD and have been given a night guard by my denist to try to stop possible jaw clenching. I've only had the guard for about a week but things have not improved - I think they have got worse.
Can anyone else with similar problems tell me how they have gained their life back? My quality of life has gone and I'm sick of having my days ruined.

Get your doctor to order a "sleep study".
I had similar experiences like yours, waking with headaches, jaw pain, etc., woke up feeling like I was having a hang-over.
They found I had developed "sleep apnea".
One stops breathing several times during the night, causing oxygen levels to drop, restless motion during sleep, adding to the lack of restful sleep.
If you do find that sleep apnea is a factor to your condition, they will prescribe a "CPAP" machine.
This helps you to continuous breathing during the night.
The reason many feel like crap that have sleep apnea and don't know it, is because your body is trying to wake you, to start "breathing".
Hope this helps, and best of results to your cure,
Dave  (+ info)

What causes my jaw to hurt when I sleep?

I've never had sleeping problems, especially with my jaw, and I have woken up the past 3 days and the right side of my jaw is KILLING ME! Throughout the day, the pain starts going away, but I'm not sure what it is. My parents say it might be TMJ, and I've never been known to grind my teeth or lock my jaw while I sleep. Anyone else have any suggestions?

ITs like the way you sleep. It happened to my neck before. Sorry but you'll just have to wait... it goes away.
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