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An asymmetrical jaw can cause a lot of problems

Abu Bakar, Noraini (2018) An asymmetrical jaw can cause a lot of problems. Star2.com. pp. 1-5.

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Abstract

Orthognathic surgery or corrective jaw surgery is a method of treatment that may be advised for patients who have severe jaw size problems, including asymmetry. This discrepancy of the jaw bones often results in severe malocclusion (wrong bite) and treatment with normal braces alone will not be adequate to achieve a good functional bite with pleasing dental and facial aesthetics. Cases of maxillary prognatism (upper jaw being big or too far forward), mandibular prognatism (lower jaw being big or too far forward), asymmetry (jaw off to one side) and anterior open bite (vertical discrepancy, whereby the upper and lower front teeth do not meet during biting) are among the conditions that are suitable to be treated with jaw surgery. This treatment may help in improving the bite, achieving a more balanced facial appearance, and improving function, such as chewing, swallowing and speech.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Additional Information: 5978/68777
Uncontrolled Keywords: Orthognathic surgery, corrective jaw surgery, jaw bones
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Dentistry
Depositing User: Asst Prof Dr Noraini Abu Bakar
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2018 08:47
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2018 08:47
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/68777

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