Long face syndrome

What is Long face syndrome?

Long face syndrome, also referred to as skeletal open bite is a condition generally caused by childhood mouth breathing. However, a decreased airway size due to edema, an obstruction or genetics are other contributing factors. If the cause is mouth breathing, it generally occurs when children are unable to breathe through their noses, which changes the child's bite while they are still growing.

The condition's most striking symptom is an excessively long lower face height.

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About a year and three months ago, I underwent a double jaw surgery and a genioplasty to correct a malocclusion. My official diagnosis was...

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Thanks for your query.

As you have mentioned you underwent a double jaw surgery the procedure was long and traumatic a lot of bone cutting...

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i have a question. i am an adult. i have had orthognathic surgery ..and then a revision of it along with total joint replacement of both tmjs this...

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Firstly, quite a strong person you are. You have had so much in past & still you are standing strong.
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