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Hi. I'm 19 year-old male, I have a problem with my face, it's asymmetric. When I was 10 years old, I ever had a problem with my jaw, I couldn't close it when I opened it too much but I don't know whether it caused this asymmetric or not. I never wore braces before, should I go for orthognathic surgery? Thanks in advance.

To go or not to go for orthognathic surgery: this decision purely depends on the result you want to achieve. If you are willing to have a symmetrical face it is usually a surgical issue except those rare cases when the asymmetry is caused by deviation of jaw rather than change in shape. If you are willing to improve your facial profile, it is also a surgical case. In case you want your teeth to be aligned, it may be done with braces only, however with less than ideal final result and no guarantee to achieve proper bite. Regarding the possible cause of the asymmetry: it is not known why one or another side of the jaw starts growing more than the opposite, trauma in childhood might have been one of the causes that resulted in later hypermobility in the joint which caused subluxations, however this is only a hypothesis. Being 19 is a good time to solve this problem. It is possible to organize an online consultation with you and look at your case in detail.
 
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