Interesting Jaw Facts

  • The jawbone is the only double-hinged bone in our body. Its function is regulated by a very sensitive and intricate neuromuscular system.
  • The position and size of the lower jaw plays a major role in our airway volume.
  • Obesity, age, and a retruded lower jaw are all factors in snoring and sleep apnea.
  • Healthy teeth keep the proper vertical dimension between the upper and lower jaws.
  • Jaw expansion with appliances before adolescence is known to increase the nasal airway space, the tongue space, and eliminates dental crowding.
  • Most successful athletes and models have properly developed jaws.