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CASE REPORT Nonsurgical Treatment of Facial Asymmetry in a Growing Patient

VOLUME 47 : NUMBER 02 : PAGES (121-128) 2013

DOLLY PATEL, BDS, MDS

AMIT BHATTACHARYA, BDS, MDS

RAMESH GOYAL, BDS, MDS

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Facial asymmetry affects jaw movement, creates abnormal wear patterns on the teeth, compromises masticatory function, and, last but not least, has a significant impact on esthetics. Depending on the structures involved, the origins of asymmetry can be dental, skeletal, functional, or muscular. Therefore, diagnosis of transverse discrepancy requires a thorough clinical examination and differential analysis.

The patient's age plays an important role in planning trea...

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