Types, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatments of Prognathism

Prognathism is a condition in which the jaw is misaligned. It’s also known as the Habsburg jaw or expanded chin. If you have a prognathic jaw, it seems to be crooked or projecting. Due to jaw malformation, a prognathic face may appear angry all of the time. This is a condition that parents can detect in their children at a young age.

The goal of this article is to thoroughly explain the following:-

  • Prognathism can come in a variety of forms.
  • Prognathism has a variety of reasons.
  • Treatment for Prognathism
  • When to visit our Eugene Dentist & what to expect in the Visit

Prognathism comes in a variety of forms

There are three different forms of prognathism. The following are some of them:-

  • Mandibular Prognathism
  • Maxillary Prognathism
  • Bimaxillary Prognathism

Maxillary Prognathism vs. Mandibular Prognathism

While all three kinds of prognathism result in a prognathic face, they affect distinct areas of the jaw. However, many people confuse maxillary prognathism with mandibular prognathism. Maxillary prognathism is a condition in which the upper jaw protrudes from the face. Mandibular prognathism, on the other hand, results in a prognathic lower jaw. This indicates that your lower or bottom jaw protrudes from your face.

Bimaxillary prognathism, on the other hand, causes the upper and lower jaws to protrude further than the face.

Prognathism Symptoms

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It’s Time to See a Doctor

When you see these systems, you should take yourself or your child to the orthodontist:-

  • An anomaly in the shape of the upper or lower jaw that is visible.
  • Breathing, talking, eating, and chewing are all difficult.
  • Teeth misalignment: An overbite or an underbite are two different types of bites.
  • Any of the underlying health issues discussed earlier in this article as possible prognathism causes.

What to Expect During Your Dentist Consultation

When you go to your Dentist or healthcare provider for a prognathic jaw study, they will do the following to assist you:-

  • Conduct a physical examination.
  • Inquire about your medical history, such as any prognathism in your family.
  • Misalignment of the jaw is visible.
  • Talking and eating become difficult.
  • Any other symptoms that are relevant.

If necessary, your healthcare professional will do one or more of the following diagnostic tests:-

  • Dental x-ray
  • Skull x-ray
  • Bite Imprints
Wrapping up

Depending on your condition, you can get partial or complete relief from the complications of the prognathic jaw. However, the treatment of prognathism takes time and patience. You may also need the help of an oral surgeon to realign your jaw.

Our team of expert dental surgeons have the experience of successfully treating various prognathism cases. Contact us now for a free consultation.

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