can braces fix crooked jaw

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    Dec 03, 2011 9:35 PM GMT
    I wanna know
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    Dec 03, 2011 9:47 PM GMT
    What do you mean by crooked jaw?
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    Dec 03, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    Braces can fix crooked teeth. And headgear can adjust under/over bite.Not sure about a crooked jaw. I guess it depends on what you mean by crooked.
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    Dec 03, 2011 9:49 PM GMT
    Claystation saidWhat do you mean by crooked jaw?


    Maybe he means Rumer Willis jaw.

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    Dec 03, 2011 9:52 PM GMT
    my crooked meaning it isnt straight the law is more to the left loopsided. And no overbite here
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:01 PM GMT
    I think that's gonna require surgery. You should talk to a dentist or a doctor.
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:08 PM GMT
    Braces and a palette expander changed my jawline greatly.. but not side-to-side.
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:45 PM GMT
    As a practicing dentist, I can tell you that braces cannot alter your jaw. You are 25 years-old and the days of 'fixing' you jaw are long over. If you have a severely protruded jaw (upper or lower; from your picture it's not too apparent) and it's too much for braces to fix your bite, then your orthodontist may consider retrognathic surgery (i.e. jaw surgery). It's not very pleasant and your jaw is wired shut for weeks afterwards. Consult your orthodontist.
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:48 PM GMT
    I have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw
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    Dec 03, 2011 10:57 PM GMT
    TheTraveler saidI have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw


    Then why does your profile say you're 25?
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    Dec 03, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler saidI have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw


    Then why does your profile say you're 25?


    I unno I just put some random numbers
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    Dec 03, 2011 11:01 PM GMT
    TheTraveler said
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler saidI have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw


    Then why does your profile say you're 25?


    I unno I just put some random numbers


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    Dec 03, 2011 11:02 PM GMT
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler said
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler saidI have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw


    Then why does your profile say you're 25?


    I unno I just put some random numbers


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    You dont get to put ur age when u sign up you just put year ur born I just picked some random one lol
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    TheTraveler said
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler said
    Hypnotico said
    TheTraveler saidI have a slight overbite but I thought that was normal. What I meant is that my jaw is a bit loop sided to the left and I am 19 nbtw


    Then why does your profile say you're 25?


    I unno I just put some random numbers


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    You dont get to put ur age when u sign up you just put year ur born I just picked some random one lol



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    absurd honesty...love it.
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:22 AM GMT
    Oh yeah
    I have TMJ
    and when I had my Cadillac insurance, even made plans to have it fixed; yes, the jaw would have to broke and wired. I figured it would be a great diet.
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:27 AM GMT
    Having your jaw wired is horrible! When my jaw was wired (car accident when I was 13), my teeth and gums hurt constantly, and about the 3rd week I wanted solid foods sooo bad!!! That wasn't no picnic! lol
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    Dec 04, 2011 1:28 AM GMT
    dustin_K_tx saidOh yeah
    I have TMJ
    and when I had my Cadillac insurance, even made plans to have it fixed; yes, the jaw would have to broke and wired. I figured it would be a great diet.


    You mean TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Not TMJ (temporomandibular joint). Everyone has two icon_razz.gif

    I'm guessing the OP has a canted mandible, asymmetrical growth of one side due to trauma. Did you ever fall on your chin or have any injuries to your jaw as a child?

    Braces won't fix your jaw, but orthognathic surgery will.
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    Dec 04, 2011 5:34 AM GMT

    This can be easily corrected, (I don't think with braces, but I do think with surgery) if you and your Doctor think it needs adjusting. Ask him about it.

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    Dec 04, 2011 5:46 AM GMT
    A former room mate had corrective surgery on his jaw. I'm not sure exactly what they did ("the broke it and re-set it") but his was wired shut for months. He lost about 80 lbs., eating through a straw. I believe he was 18 at the time. Got the wires out just the week before college started. He talked sort of weird for a few weeks.
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    Dec 04, 2011 6:04 AM GMT
    I'm not 100% sure, but I think that would maybe require surgery... Probably have your jaw broken and reset. That would probably require your mouth to be wired shut while it healed.