Q. My jaw shifts to the side when I open wide and close. Can this be fixed?

Answered by
Mohammed Wajid
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on Jul 17, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 26, 2021

Hi doctor,

I have not really thought about this until now. I notice that my jaw gets shifted to the side while opening my mouth wide and during closing. I want to know whether my jaw is misaligned or dislocated. I do not have pain and swelling. I did not have any accidents recently. I have undergone surgery seven years back on my face due to a blood clot. Can I have a possibility to fix this issue?



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I suggest you do some exercise for jaw alignment and it makes your face look beautiful. You can do neck curl, collar bone backups, tongue twister, vowel sounds, and chin-ups. Doing facial exercises help in maintaining neck and facial muscles. It keeps the jawline sharper but they do not fix the issue. To look and feel healthy, you need to have good eating habits and do exercise regularly. These exercises will really help you. If there is no improvement in 15 days, have a follow-up to know other improved methods. Try to check whether your jaw looks misaligned or you feel like it.

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