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I have asymmetry, my lower jaw sit off to the left and so does my bite.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 20 May 2011


I have asymmetry, my lower jaw sit off to the left and so does my bite if that makes sense?

I have seen a maxillofacial surgeon who said I could have an operation that may improve it but I was put off by the risks and years of braces especially as the outcome may not be great or it may still relapse.

I have also seen a cometic dentist who is confident she can line up my bite using veneers, but I would still have a wonky jaw line.

This is where I was hoping, perhaps, you may be able to help.


There are a number of adjustments which are possible and can mask to a great extent the appearance of asymmetry, even without addressing the occlusion.

I would suggest that consultation in the combined facial sculpting clinic that I carry out together with a maxillofacial colleague, at which point we will be able to evaluate using 3-D imaging and planning what it is that you would like to achieve, whether it is feasible and what type of intervention would be required.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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