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Question DetailsAsked on 5/11/2012

One side of my daughters jaw has grown larger than the other side.Her dentist recommends braces and an oral surgeon.Any recommendations?

At he age of 13 yrs old my daughter brought to my attention that her
chin was uneven and one side of her jaw bone was larger than the other.
At the age of 15 it is very noticeable.
As a single mother I must have this corrected for her.
I am in the beginning stage and could use any advice.

I took her to our new dentist( our old dentist passed away suddenly)
he advised an orthodontist and oral suregon and agreed one
side of her jaw is growing and one side is not growing.
Provided me with xrays.

I have researched this and I find asymmetrical faces/jaws.
Which scares me even more. I am not convinced that $5000.
worth of braces will correct this. She does have an overbite.
Overall her teeth are beautiful. I can see where a jaw problem
could cause teeth problems as she grows.

I have scheduled an appt. with a Vanderbilt Oral & Maxillofacial surgeon
Dr.Samuel McKenna DDS MD(we live close to Nashville TN).

Soon I will have to make a decision on what we will do to correct this

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If it was me, I would keep the Vanderbilt appt. and I would ask him what he thought about an endocrinology referral or possibly pediatric bone doctor. This guy can probably put you on the right track. But I would not do anything with braces until they can explain/fix the uneven jaw growth .(if that's what it is) Good luck!

Answered 8 years ago by wendybTn

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