Aesthetic Reconstructive Jaw Surgery and Dental Implants Blog / facial asymmetry
Does facial asymmetry worsen with time?
on October 15, 2016
As the human face is never symmetrical, most patients with facial asymmetry can accept a fair degree of asymmetry. In fact, many patients with fairly obvious asymmetry are quite willing to accept status quo. What often prompts these patients to seek professional advice is the fear of …
Does facial asymmetry need corrective jaw surgery?
on October 14, 2016
Once of the features we look for when doing a facial aesthetic assessment is symmetry. It is generally believed that symmetry is good and is essential for aesthetics. However, the human face is never perfectly symmetrical. In fact, the human body is not symmetrical. The right side o …
Is orthognathic surgery plastic surgery?
on September 14, 2016
"Ortho" means straight, and "gnathic" means jaw. Together, orthognathic surgery refers to “straightening” of the jaws, ie correcting any “crookedness” or deformity of the jaws. "Plastic", refers to changing or moulding shape, and plastic surgery then refers to surgery that changes th …