The asymmetrical face is one in which the features do not show the normal balance that exists with symmetry. If you imagine a vertical line running through the nose, there is disharmony between both sides of the face. What is this lack of symmetrical balance seen in? In which eyebrows, eyes, nose, cheeks, mouth, lips, teeth, skin or chin have differences on both sides of the face. It does not mean that there are asymmetries in all the factions. An asymmetrical face can have them only in one.
What are the causes of asymmetrical face?
exist various reasons that explain the asymmetrical face. The most frequent are the following:
It may happen that the maxilla does not develop normally on one side of the face. It is a malformation of the bone during pregnancy. This anomaly not only affects the appearance, but also impacts on the teeth and, in general, on all the processes in which the mouth intervenes. There may be trouble speaking, eating, and even breathing.
During the first two or three years of life, the child’s skull has bones that are growing. The skull is said to ‘close’ when these bones are fully developed. When this closure occurs prematurely, the head acquires an abnormal shape and an asymmetrical face occurs.
- The growth spurts
The accelerated increases in growth that are frequent up to 5 years of age, can cause asymmetries in the face. It may happen that one side of the jaw grows faster than the other, for example. They are generally temporary, and are corrected with development.
There are other factors that can cause an asymmetrical face. Among them are aging, orthodontics, trauma injuries, cardiovascular accidents, facial paralysis.
When is treatment necessary when there is an asymmetrical face?
Asymmetries in the face are common. When are they treated? One of the cases is when the aesthetic problem affects the person psychologically.
Another situation where the asymmetrical face requires professional corrective care is when it generates functional problems. The most common for asymmetric face correction is surgery. In general, they are low-risk procedures.
There is no such thing as a perfectly symmetrical face. The important thing is not to obsess over small details that no one notices or that do not affect the normal functioning of the body. There are even asymmetries that give personality and appeal to a face.
If you are concerned because you have perceived asymmetries in your face, consider them normal and do not take them into account. Now, if these asymmetries are accentuated over time, consult a professional.