Symmetry and Profile

Discreetly observe the patient for facial symmetry (Figure 4) and profile type (Figure 5). Obvious asymmetry may be a red flag for neoplastic growths, muscle atrophy or hypertrophy, and neurological problems. Asymmetry is also associated with temporomandibular joint dysfunction and malocclusions (Figures 4 and 5).

Figure 4. Facial Symmetry.
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Figure 5. Profile Type.
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