Instead of adding an implant on the right side, will it be possible to reduce the size of the left jaw? (photo)

Jaw bone question: I have jaw bone mis-shape, instead of adding an implant on the right side, will it be possible to reduce the size of the left jaw?

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Yes, you can reduce the left side. A temporary reduction with Botox can affect the muscle overlying the mandible; or a more permanent reduction occurs with reshaping the bone. The xrays would help determine the best shape and approach


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