Many people who suffer from uneven jaw growth may not even be aware of their condition until it starts to cause serious problems. Knowing that your jaw is uneven can help you take preventive actions and seek out treatment before things get worse. Having said that, here are some signs that your jaw growth may be uneven.
Difficulty Speaking or Chewing
Do you find that you are beginning to slur your words? Perhaps you are developing a lisp when you speak? While these conditions could have a number of causes, one potential cause is uneven jaw growth. If you notice these symptoms, especially if you have other symptoms, you should come see us as soon as you can. We can take a close look and determine whether your jaw is growing evenly or not.
Likewise, if you suddenly develop problems properly chewing your food, it could be a sign of alignment issues with the jaw. Rather than continuing to suffer—and possibly inflicting permanent damage to your teeth—come see us right away.
Facial Appearance If your face appears to be uneven in any way, or if you notice that your chin is starting to jut out or recede, you may be suffering from uneven jaw growth. What's more, if the condition is not treated, it could end up becoming worse. So, don't ignore this symptom in the hopes that it will turn out to be nothing.
Tooth Wear Patterns
A common sign of uneven jaw growth is abnormal wear patterns for your teeth. If you notice that the teeth are wearing unevenly, the problem could be a bite that is no longer square.
Correcting the Condition If you have uneven jaw growth, we can help. Come see us and let us take a look, then we can come up with a treatment plan for you.