Can A Right Jaw Angle Implant Be Made To Match My Left Side?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a minor case of asymmetry to my jawline .the right side of my mandible is angled higher and shorter in length to my left side. My right side is also weaker than my left side . if there is one thing I am pleased with about my right side it would be the shape. I like the shape of my right side better than the left. My question is is there any way my right side can be made the same length and just as prompt as my left side? And can my left side be made to shape my right side?

A: There is only one way to do what you want to do with precision for improving your jaw angle asymmetry….and I would submit that without this precision for your ‘minor case of jawline asymmetry’ it should not be done. Computer designing of the right jaw angle implant could be done using left side as the model from a 3D CT scan. Only a computer design process can match up the jaw angle sides. In short, you need a custom right jaw angle implant.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana