lower jaw

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The TMJ connects the lower jaw (mandible) to the skull (temporal bone) in front of the ear.
The Meridian PM effectively treats snoring, OSA and associated breathing symptoms by stabilising the lower jaw and training the tongue to stay forward, maintaining a clear upper airway during sleep.
Her lower left 8, 7, 6 and 5 teeth were removed as was the surrounding bone, plus the lower jaw bone.
You would think the upper jaw and the lower jaw grow pretty much in tandem, but you would be wrong.
Practical Science--Some anglers hold bass vertically or horizontally while grasping their lower jaw using one hand, while others use two hands to support both the head and tail (or body).
Researchers used 559 crania and 534 lower jaw bones from more than 24 pre-industrial populations to chart diet against skull shape, form and size.
An oral appliance that advances a patient's lower jaw reduced episodes of obstructive sleep apnea, snoring, and restless legs symptoms, but it failed to improve daytime sleepiness or quality of life, according to researchers.
A metal plate had to be inserted to the victim's lower jaw.
It probably fed on small fish from freshwater lakes, flying low over the water and catching prey by skimming its lower jaw into the water, they said.
But sometimes the lower jaw can protrude further than the upper one and this is described as "undershot".
The Gel Nano Flavor Fusion features a frame designed to absorb and disperse impact away from point of contact; a liner that custom molds to teeth for a tight, comfortable fit; and a Mandibular Orthopedic Repositioning Appliance (MORA) that, when fitted and worn correctly, positions the lower jaw down and forward, which may increase strength and athletic performance.
But differences in several features that emerge during childhood that are unrelated to size or sex distinguish a large lower jaw (top, right) from two smaller ones (one shown, bottom, right), signaling the presence of separate species, says a team led by Jose Maria Bermudez de Castro of the National Research Center on Human Evolution in Burgos, Spain.
Since then I've had an operation and there is a plate in my lower jaw.
By analysing variation in the lower jaw, the researchers provide novel insights into how the feeding systems of ancient crocodiles evolved as the group recovered from the devastating end-Triassic extinction event and subsequently responded to the distribution of ecological resources, like habitat and foodstuff.
Mr Evans went to work but with blood coming from his mouth he had to leave and went to hospital the following morning where it was discovered his cheekbone and both sides of his lower jaw were broken.