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Old 01-10-2020, 12:55 AM
 
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I have uneven temporalis muscles. It is the muscles that above the ears, and behind the eyes. When you clench you jaws, you can feel it tense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_muscle

What I mean is that the temporalis on the left side of my head reaches up higher, than the one on my right side, on the side of my head. I have an assymetrical head because of this. It causes my hair line to be uneven.

I usually had longer hair growing up, so not very noticeable. But now I am shaving it, and is more noticeable.

What do you call this? Is this an abnormality? Do I have some kind of deficiency?
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Old 01-10-2020, 03:19 PM
 
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I have uneven temporalis muscles. It is the muscles that above the ears, and behind the eyes. When you clench you jaws, you can feel it tense.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporal_muscle

What I mean is that the temporalis on the left side of my head reaches up higher, than the one on my right side, on the side of my head. I have an assymetrical head because of this. It causes my hair line to be uneven.

I usually had longer hair growing up, so not very noticeable. But now I am shaving it, and is more noticeable.

What do you call this? Is this an abnormality? Do I have some kind of deficiency?
Most beings are not anatomically symmetrical. Legs, arms, digits, distance between the eyes, etc. not exactly identical. Probably born that way...congenital. That being said, no one here could tell. The next time you go to a dentist you might ask them about it.
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Old 01-11-2020, 12:45 PM
 
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Most beings are not anatomically symmetrical. Legs, arms, digits, distance between the eyes, etc. not exactly identical. Probably born that way...congenital. That being said, no one here could tell. The next time you go to a dentist you might ask them about it.
I dont think has anything to do with Dentist. The muscle is connected to jaw, but is high up the head. What do you call a head doctor.
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Old 01-11-2020, 02:21 PM
 
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I dont think has anything to do with Dentist. The muscle is connected to jaw, but is high up the head. What do you call a head doctor.
But a dentist needs to be educated about the musculature and nerves that affect jaw function...and that includes the temporalis muscle. Muscles all over your head affect your jaw and face. If there's no functional problem with your jaw, what IS the problem? If you don't like the asymmetrical appearance, grow your hair out again. Either that or keep flaunting it.
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Old Today, 04:18 PM
 
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You're obviously quite concerned (and maybe fed up) with this situation, and want to do something about it....Brave Stoicism has its limits.


You could "hide it" somehow. For example, fashion experts are always advising women on how to dress to camouflage their undesirable body shapes-- "Always ask for vertical stripes on your prison jump suit-- they're slenderizing."


You could surgically correct problems. Eg- nose jobs, liposuction, etc. You may want to consult a plastic surgeon-- particularly one who has experience in dealing with trauma victims (as opposed to the Hollywood types who only do face lifts & nose jobs). They have dealt with the more sever problems of crushed skulls and such.


Ask your PCP or call the referral service at the hospital. Enquire about a re-constructive plastic surgeon.


Good luck with it. It's not hopeless.
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