The condition defines the protrusion of the lower jaw (mandible). At its base there is a problem in the alignment of the teeth due to the shape of the bones of the face that can also lead to malocclusion.

Often the problem is present from birth. A cause it can also be hereditary diseases, such as Crouzon disease or the basal cell nevus syndrome. Other times, mandibular movements can be developed in childhood or adulthood because of conditions such as gigantism or acromegaly.


What kind of diseases can be associated with prognathism?

The following diseases may be associated with prognathism:

  • Acromegaly
  • Gigantism
  • Crouzon disease
  • Basal cell nevus syndrome

Remember that this is not an exhaustive list and it is highly recommended to consult your doctor, in case of symptom’s persistence.


What is the therapy for prognathism?

Misalignment of teeth can be corrected or improved with the help of a dentist or an orthodontist. Sometimes surgery may be indicated.


When is most likely to contact your doctor in case of prognathism?

In case of prognathism, speak to your doctor if you have difficulty speaking, chewing and biting or in all cases where the protrusion, while not creating health problems, is seen as a problem.