Jefferson University Hospitals

Facial Asymmetry

A condition known as facial asymmetry occurs when the face is not symmetrical or evenly balanced. The most common cause of facial asymmetry is that the lower jaw is uneven with the rest of the face. You might have a bite problem if your jaws do not seem to meet correctly. For expert diagnosis and correction of this condition, seek the oral and maxillofacial surgeons and orthodontists at Jefferson.

A Jefferson orthodontist will study the position of your teeth and then consult with an oral surgeon, who will look at how the bones of your jaw may be repositioned to improve its function. The oral surgeon may order a CT scan to get an exact image of your jaw and, based on the results, recommend a treatment method, which may include orthognathic (corrective jaw) surgery.