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Jaw Protrusion Treatment

Jaw Protrusion Treatment

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Jaw Protrusion Treatment

Early Intervention and Confidence in Jaw Protrusion Treatments: DentMax Dental Clinic

Every year, millions of people face the issue of jaw protrusion (prognathism). According to research conducted in Turkey, 15 out of every 100 people experience jaw protrusion problems, leading to both aesthetic and functional issues. Jaw protrusion can negatively impact bite alignment, chewing function, and overall facial aesthetics. At DentMax Dental Clinic, our team of specialists offers the most effective and reliable solutions for jaw protrusion treatments.

What is Jaw Protrusion and How is it Treated?

Jaw protrusion is the condition where the lower jaw is positioned ahead of the upper jaw. This condition can arise due to genetic factors, environmental influences, or developmental disorders. Treatment for jaw protrusion varies depending on the severity and underlying cause of the issue.

Symptoms of Jaw Protrusion

  • Aesthetic Problems: Jaw protrusion causes noticeable facial asymmetry, which can affect self-esteem.
  • Chewing and Bite Problems: Misalignment of the upper and lower teeth can cause difficulties in chewing.
  • Speech Impediments: Jaw protrusion can lead to difficulties in pronouncing certain sounds.
  • Jaw Pain and Functional Issues: Pain in the jaw joint and functional problems may develop.

Treatment Methods for Jaw Protrusion

Early intervention is crucial in the treatment of jaw protrusion. Treatment methods vary based on the patient's age and the severity of the condition.

Treatment in Childhood (Ages 6-12)

When jaw protrusion is detected in early childhood, effective results can be achieved through orthodontic treatment methods. The treatment methods applied in this age range include:

Functional Appliances: Appliances that guide and correct jaw development are used. These appliances control the growth of the child's jaw, ensuring that the lower jaw develops in the correct position. Face masks and activators are preferred, providing a permanent solution.

Expansion Devices: These appliances support the development of the jaw and teeth, preventing potential future jaw protrusion problems.

Treatment in Adolescence (Ages 12-15)

In adolescence, since jaw development is mostly complete, orthodontic treatments can be more comprehensive. The treatment methods applied in this age range include:

Braces: Metal or ceramic braces are used to ensure that the teeth and jaw are in the correct position. Clear Aligners: A modern orthodontic technique preferred by individuals who do not want braces. Functional Appliances: Although not as effective as in younger children, they can still provide some benefit. Orthognathic Surgery: In severe cases of jaw protrusion, where there is a genetic predisposition, surgical intervention may be necessary. Orthodontic preparation is done for this, and the patient undergoes orthognathic surgery after the age of 18. In this procedure, the jawbone is surgically corrected and positioned correctly.

Treatment in Adults (Ages 16 and Above)

In adults, treatment for jaw protrusion usually requires a combination of surgical and orthodontic treatments. The treatment methods applied in this age range include:

Orthognathic Surgery: This procedure involves the surgical correction of the jawbone in individuals whose jaw development is complete. It is performed in conjunction with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic Camouflage Treatment: This involves partial correction by redirecting the teeth without correcting the skeletal problem. Teeth are extracted from the protruding jaw as part of the treatment plan.

Important Note: Individuals who undergo camouflage treatment cannot undergo orthognathic surgery. This should be known and considered accordingly, as the jaw structure will not be corrected after camouflage, and orthognathic surgery cannot be performed for individuals who are uncomfortable with their jaw appearance.

How Does the Treatment Process Work?

  1. Diagnosis and Planning: First, the severity and cause of the jaw protrusion are determined using panoramic X-rays and digital intraoral scans.
  2. Creating a Treatment Plan: A treatment plan is created based on the patient's age and the severity of the jaw protrusion.
  3. Orthodontic and/or Surgical Treatment: The determined treatment methods are applied. The duration of treatment varies according to the individual needs of the patient.
  4. Regular Check-Ups: Regular check-ups are conducted throughout the treatment process to make necessary adjustments.

Table 1: Jaw Protrusion Treatment Methods and Their Purposes

Treatment Method Purpose
Functional Appliances Guide and correct jaw development
Space Maintainers and Expansion Devices Support jaw and dental development
Braces Ensure teeth and jaw are in the correct position
Orthognathic Surgery Surgically correct the jawbone

Table 2: Symptoms of Jaw Protrusion and Potential Issues if Left Untreated

Symptoms Potential Issues if Left Untreated
Aesthetic Problems Low self-esteem, social anxiety
Chewing and Bite Problems Digestive issues, difficulty in eating
Speech Impediments Communication difficulties
Jaw Pain and Functional Issues Chronic jaw pain, jaw joint disorders

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is jaw protrusion?

    • Jaw protrusion is the condition where the lower jaw is positioned ahead of the upper jaw.
  2. How is jaw protrusion treated?

    • Jaw protrusion treatment involves orthodontic treatment and/or surgical intervention, depending on the patient's age and severity of the problem.
  3. Does jaw protrusion treatment hurt?

    • Orthodontic appliances and braces may cause mild discomfort, but surgical interventions can cause short-term pain.
  4. How long does jaw protrusion treatment take?

    • Treatment duration varies depending on the patient's age, the severity of the problem, and the treatment method used.
  5. Is jaw protrusion treatment expensive?

    • Treatment cost varies based on the methods used and the duration of the treatment.

Why Choose DentMax Dental Clinic?

DentMax Dental Clinic was established by academically qualified expert dentists and offers ethical, modern, and healthy aesthetic dental treatments. In our treatment processes, we aim to provide the best service to our patients by avoiding unnecessary interventions. We provide high-quality services at our branches in Istanbul and Balıkesir, prioritizing patient satisfaction.

Contact us for information and appointments: 0212 570 0033. At DentMax Dental Clinic, we are here for your dental health.

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