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Have problem with jaw. Can sleeping and chewing in same side been a cause for this?

Hello there...I'm 19 years old. It's pretty clear that left side jaw of my face is ahead than the other side. And i look annoying every time my friends took a photo of me because of my face structure is not the same. I usually sleep with my right side and i had a tooth ache and as a result i used to chew only with my left side for a year. Do all these affected my face structure? I have photos taken in my childhood and i was fine, my face structure was right but now it's not. Is there a way of fixing it ? basically what should i do?
Asked On : Wed, 17 Apr 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
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The sleeping on the side cannot cause a change ion the size of the jaw. Regular chewing from only one side of the jaw can cause a mild muscle hypertrophy and cause these symptoms.
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Dr. Praveen Tayal
Answered: Thu, 27 Jun 2013
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