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Does anyone else have stunted growth in the lower jaw?

clojioclojio Posts: 4
edited 6. Aug 2009, 11:20 in My Child Has Arthritis
I do.

I have a huge overbite because of it, and went to see an orthodontist [pre-diagnosis] who declared that he wanted to break my jaw and reset it further forward. He asked my mother if I'd suffered trauma to the chin as a child, and went on to say that Juvenile Arthritis could cause it too.

My rheumatologist said a similar thing, he said 'We can see that the jaw growth has been slowed by the inflammation'.

I'm just wondering how common this is?

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  • sarahrockfansarahrockfan Posts: 79
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi clojio, like u i also have an overbite. I had the braces 4 a few years which didn't work. Orthodonist also said nothing else he could do apart from break my jaw but he never went into what may have caused this. I have recently been thinking about getting it done(going 2 ask dentist about it at next appointment) but i am worried that my arthritis may then spread 2 my jaw. sarah
  • quacksquacks Posts: 2
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Katie my 12 year old has an undergrown jaw and shes been told she needs surgery to correct it.... they rekon it stopped growing about 3 years ago.

    We are waiting to see the Maxillo facial team and waiting to see what they say...

    Katie cant open her mouth wide enough for the dentist to look in or bite an apple...
  • queenfanqueenfan Posts: 652
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi Clojio
    just wanted to let you know my daughter had both her jaws operated on just over two years ago she had a under developed top jaw her dentist referred her to a orthodontist she had to decide when she first saw him at the age of thirteen if she wanted to have her jaws operated on her decision was to go a head he then got the maxillofacial team involved who fitted her with special braces (not the normal ones you have for your teeth) they fit like normal braces but they are to line everything up ready for the op she went back to them about every two months to have them adjusted the team were wonderful to her it was a big operation but my daughter was over the moon with the results really changed the way she looks she as had perthe's disease since she was five I don't know if there is any connection we never asked at the hospital
    if you would like to talk to my daughter who's called Laura I'm sure she would be happy to talk to you I hope this as helped you
    take care sue x :):)
  • queenfanqueenfan Posts: 652
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    Hi just thought I would let you know my daughter went for hospital appointment 17th July we all felt A little down because her first op was three years ago quite a big operation she had six steel plates screwed to her jaws four small ones on top jaw two large ones on bottom jaw everything going well then the plates stated to come through her gums so she had to go all through the operation again to have plates removed she was then fitted with clear braces (removable) to keep her teeth in place which she wore all day (removed to eat or drink) we thought everything was going fine but then :cry: her teeth started to move so at her latest appointment her specialist said she needs to have all the top brace work fitted back on he as given her until her next appointment in 3 months to decide if she wants to go ahead :cry: I feel so bad for her because she's been though so much over the years
    best wishes to all
    sue x
  • quacksquacks Posts: 2
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    what age was your child when they got their surgery????
  • queenfanqueenfan Posts: 652
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    quacks wrote:
    what age was your child when they got their surgery????
    hi the preparation was three years from brace work (age 13) being fitted she had her operation just before her 16th birthday
    sue x
  • kat11180kat11180 Posts: 22
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    id advice to get it done i was given the chance to have it done at 12 and mine was only mild i said yes right away but then the doctor said no and wouldnt do it but if id have pushed and got it done i wouldnt be being faced with having to have my jaw replaced as iv really bad arthritis in it now and its more painfull now than it has ever been :(
  • auntieauntie Posts: 41
    edited 30. Nov -1, 00:00
    hi kat
    sorry to hear about the pain in your jaw... i have been having pain in the right side of my jaw for a few months now, it started off in the muscles and i was sure it was because of grinding and clenching my teeth (I was going through my finals at uni and very stressed and I thought this brought it on) but now i'm thinking it might have developed into arthritis as the pain is now definitely in the joint rather than the muscles. it's weird though as the pain is somehow different from the arthritis in my other joints, less hot and swollen, just sore. i don't know what it could be! oh well time will tell i spose...
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