Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 08/04/2020
Face Lift Dentistry® has significant health benefits with enormous cosmetic advantages that are above and beyond Cosmetic Dentistry or Smile Makeovers with porcelain veneers.
There is no drilling down your healthy teeth to little pegs, no braces, no aligners, and no jaw surgery. The Face Lift Dentistry® Method, which includes JawTrac® alignment and VENLAY® bite correction, corrects underbites, overbites, misaligned jaws, open bites, crossbites, TMJ pain relief, headaches, and at the same time, it optimizes the shape of your entire face, your jawline, your profile. This method gives you cosmetic excellence that goes several levels beyond a smile makeover. We transform your smile, jawline, profile, and your entire face in less than a month.
When considering the cost of Face Lift Dentistry®, keep in mind that you are asking for an independent non-invasive porcelain restoration for every tooth in your mouth that must fit together to synchronize to the functionality to of both jaw joints (TMJ), to correct your bite and decrease stress and tension in your head an neck areas. You expect this method to help you speak your words more clearly, chew effectively, improve breathing, correct the bite, get a new jaw position, improve sleeping, relieve TMJ pain and/or headaches, and improve your facial profile. Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® Alignment and VENLAY® Restorations is far more comprehensive functionally and aesthetically than just cosmetic dentistry and porcelain veneers.
The cost for Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® Alignment and VENLAY® Bite Optimization Restorations ranges between $2,600 and $3,400 per tooth.
The Face Lift Dentistry® smile is a more comprehensive approach than the smile makeover because we optimize your smiles, and we optimize your entire face. This requires treatment to every tooth on either the top or bottom arch, and most often all of your teeth in order to match the color perfectly. Smile makeovers usually involve porcelain veneers on only some of your upper teeth, and usually involves drilling down and shaving your healthy teeth down.
The Face Lift Dentistry® method is a much more advanced level of health care by giving you the optimizing JawTrac® jaw position, which makes it the proven alternative to jaw surgery, braces, aligners, smile makeovers, and porcelain veneers. Without the ideal jaw position, you may never look or feel your best.
The cost for a Smile Makeover is based on the number of porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns required and range between $2,500 and $3,300 per tooth. Smile Makeovers cost less than Face Lift Dentistry® because you get much less.
Call the office, 310-829-6796, to get our cell phone number and email address (if we put them on the website, we get too much spam), so you can send us some photos of your face and teeth. Also, send a video of you explaining your health and cosmetic issues. Make the video short enough so you can text it or email it. Also, if possible, send us cell phone photos of your most recent dental x-rays.
Phase 1 "the consultation" - Make an appointment to come into the office. During your initial visit, Dr. Muslin will be able to show you how your new face will look with his treatment during the first five minutes of the appointment. You will see the future of your face with his treatment.
Phase 2 "the work-up" - Following the consultation, if you want to move forward, you need a second appointment that takes two and one-half hours to complete. We take photos, models, video, comprehensive exam, dental x-rays, and make your custom JawTrac® appliance with jaw imaging with the JawTrac® in and with it out. You can take it with you, so you can wear and experience the JawTrac® jaw position and see the new shape of your face and profile.
Phase 3 "treatment begins" - If your teeth are healthy, you do not even need a shot, and it usually takes us about 3 hours to complete. If you need a lot of dental work, it takes longer. However, Dr. Sam Muslin has been practicing for over 43 years and has a vast level of experience with bite corrections that are proven on his www.FaceLiftDentistry.com website. He has more examples of successful case studies than any other dentist we know of.
It takes 2 to 3 weeks to complete the porcelain restorations, so most patients fly home. Some patients pay additionally to get their porcelain restorations done in just one week, but most patients fly home.
Phase 4 "seeing your new teeth in your mouth before they are bonded" - We want you to see what you are getting before they are bonded. Changes can usually be made overnight. The upper teeth are bonded one day, the lower the next day, and then we spend two days "tuning" the bite and the cosmetics to your own personal style. Most patients are happy, comfortable, and love how they feel.
Many of our patients get the initial consultation and the second phase "work-up" on the same day, and some start treatment the next day or two to save travel time. You will need to arrive in Santa Monica the day before your treatment begins, get a good night's sleep, and eat a healthy breakfast. The number of nights you need to stay depends upon your dental needs and the complexity of your treatment. Don't worry; our office is built to do this type of treatment in a highly organized manner that is surprisingly easy.
Let's examine your choices of dental treatment.
Porcelain crowns require grinding down your teeth, which could cause failure in a variety of ways. You may require root canal treatment because the drilling traumatized the nerve. Your crowns could fall off because there is not enough tooth remaining. Your teeth could be hot and cold-sensitive and also be sensitive with chewing pain. Dentists have a very difficult time with locating the ideal jaw position. Patients have a difficult time dealing with the consequences of having all of their teeth drilled down.
Smile Makeovers with Porcelain Veneers, don't correct bites, they are mostly about improving your smile. The problem with porcelain veneers is that the lower front teeth wear down faster. Patients with veneers usually have premature aging. The bite usually stays the same, the profile is the same, and the shape of the face stays the same. The advantage to smile makeovers is that they are cheaper because less teeth are treated. You pay less because you get less, and there are usually no health benefits.
Jaw Surgery and Years of Braces take a very long time and you have no idea if you are going to be comfortable with the bite or with the shape of your face and jawline. Sometimes you do not heal as planned. The beauty of the Face Lift Dentistry® method is that it is safer, done much faster, and is far more predictable with less risk.
Face Lift Dentistry® is predictable health care. Patients that don't have the time to waste on unpredictable care and don't want their teeth cut down now have a choice of treatment that is safer. First, the optimized bite correction JawTrac® jaw position is located. Then VENLAY® Restorations add a new surface to your teeth that protect them with a new high-tech layer. Each one is individually crafted to fit the teeth and is designed to improve the jaw position at the same time.
We highly recommend a consultation with the doctor as the best way to start. Call our office to get our office cell phone number and email address so you can text or email your photos and video. We cannot list them on this website because of all of the spam type problems. Send us at least some cell phone photos, a cell phone video, and, if possible, a cell phone photo of your dental x-rays. We can learn a lot and help you understand how this method can be done for you.