Jaw deformities caused by unequal jaw growth can be corrected through surgical procedure. Treating your jaw deformity will remove or greatly reduce any problems related to your condition, such as breathing and speaking difficulties, chewing as well as restore the aesthetic balance of your entire face.
The jaws don't meet correctly and your teeth don't seem to fit with your jaws, you may have a bite problem that makes eating difficult. Your face may appear off balance, and you may not be happy with the way you look. Your bones and teeth may have grown that way since you were a child, or you may have injured your face. Whatever may the reason, your teeth and facial bones can be relocated to create a more balanced appearance with jaws that work together well.
Upper jaw deformities
The upper jaw (maxilla) often shows a variety of deformity. The most common one is called vertical maxillary excess. In patients with excess bone of the upper jaw, the face normally appears long, patients have a gummy smile, In patients with maxillary recession, the upper jaw can be moved forward. This will help the patient to have an appealing look.
Lower jaw deformities
The lower jaw, or mandible, is prone to many deformities. Mandibular excess (protrusion) and mandibular deficiency (retrusion) are normally seen in the general population. In patients with mandibular deficiency, a case of snoring and possibly sleep apnea may also be present. Patients with insomania, restless sleep, noisy breathing and daytime somnolence with poor school or job performance may have associated sleep apnea. Mandibular deficiency is corrected after oral and maxillofacial treatment by moving the lower jaw forward.