Corrective Jaw Surgery
What Is Facial Asymmetry?
Facial asymmetry occurs when the central line of the face is not straight and each side of the face looks different. It can involve the jaw line and other features of the face differing. This is usually caused by a benign growth (osteochondroma), in one of the condyles (condylar hyperplasia), and causes the facial structure to shift to one side.
Corrective jaw surgery is performed along with the removal of the growth to bring the midline to the center of the face. At times, these asymmetries could be caused by trauma for which surgical management can be addressed to correct the necessary dentofacial deformity in order to gain function and facial balance.