Prognathia, or prognatism, is a condition where either the maxilla or the mandible is positioned forward to the front compared to a normal position on the skull. It's a term mostly used in orthodontics and oral and maxillofacial surgery because prognatia can cause malocclusion, where the upper and lower jaws are not well aligned.
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Last update: 30th of May 2012.