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Non-Surgical Bite Correction and TMJ Pain Relief

Bite and Jawline Optimization for Misaligned Teeth without Surgery, Braces, or Drilling Down Teeth

Treating Patients from All Over the United States and the World

Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 11/25/2019

Dr. Sam Muslin trademarked the Face Lift Dentistry® bite correction method as "the non-surgical and non-invasive mechanical synchronization of the ideal jaw position, bite and TMJ function that idealizes the shape of the patient's face, profile and their physical comfort". When a patient can benefit from the Face Lift Dentistry® bite correction method, they are getting a defined standard of bite correction with a specific method using JawTrac® and VENLAY® Restorations.

Example of a patient with a deep overbite, before and after treatment.

Small Chins, Jaw Pain, Looking Older

Overbite Correction

Before and After adult underbite optimization without surgery or braces.

Protruding Jaw, Self-Esteem, Articulation

Underbite Correction

Before and After Open Bite Correction without Braces or Surgery

Aesthetics, Chewing, TMJ Problems

Open-bite Correction

What is Bite Correction?

Bite adjustments, equilibrations, porcelain veneers, porcelain crowns, and orthodontics are dental treatments which are offered to patients as Bite Correction. The cosmetic dentist, anti-aging dentist, or bite specialist can claim bite correction with almost any dental procedure they provide as there is no officially defined specialty or procedure.

First let’s talk about obvious dental problems. Patients with obvious symptoms have underbites and cross bites and large lower jaws. The opposite of underbites are overbites with over jets and short round faces with small looking lower jaws and chins.

Bite correction can be accomplished with a high tech method that is safe, predictable and painless. It has been so effective and successful that even young patients with overbites, crossbites, TMJ pain and underbites are avoiding risky jaw surgery and getting their bite corrected with VENLAY® Restorations which idealize the jaw position, correct the bite to the TMJ and get a new and improved shape to their faces and facial profiles.

Adult Bite Disorders

When patients get headaches, clicking and popping jaw joints, age prematurely and are grinding their teeth at night they have a bite disorder. A bite disorder relates to the position of the lower jaw in relation to the upper jaw and to both TMJ joints. Bite correction has been a highly invasive procedure called a full mouth reconstruction. However, there is a much safer and more predictable method that does not require grinding down healthy teeth or bite correction surgery.

Jaw clenching and teeth grinding caused tooth enamel to weard down - this was corrected with VENLAY Restorations.

Worn Enamel, Bruxism, Headaches, Jaw Pain

Jaw Clenching, Teeth Grinding

Before and After photo showing a woman treated for a bad bite and stressed jaw after she had multiple crowns placed by her local dentist.

Failed Crowns, Bite Misaligned

Sensitive Crowns, Jaw Pain

A patient with his teeth affected by Amelogenesis Imperfecta as well as a Bad Bite

Temperature Sensitive, Cavity Risk, Small Teeth

Amelogenesis Imperfecta Disorder

The majority of the adult population (approximately 80%) have a misaligned bite and many of them are not even aware of the tension and stress it causes. Some people have back pain and don’t equate it is coming from their muscle tension from their bad bite. Some dentists say it is from oral compression habits but the real cause is a compromised position of the lower jaw caused by a bad bite.

Misaligned Teeth

Patients with misaligned teeth also have a malocclusion of the teeth because they lack ideal jaw alignment. Surgeons want to treat jaw correction with jaw surgery. Some patients get headaches and their dentist told them that they had a good bite because they had a class 1 occlusion and 1 millimeter of overbite. But the dentist did not understand that they needed bite correction because the jaw position created a functional disharmony with the TMJ.

Buck Teeth (protruding teeth) Correction

Protruding Teeth, Gaps Between Teeth

Buck Teeth

TMJ Pain, Bad Bite

TMJ Pain, Bad Bite

Occlusal Adjustment

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Facial Collapse, Missing Teeth

Skeletal Malocclusion

Buckteeth are general related to a misaligned jaw and sometimes gum disease. Buckteeth can be corrected with a variety of innovative ways as each patient may have a different solution. The important factor to consider is that buckteeth can be treated in as little as two weeks, depending on the circumstances. Dr. Sam Muslin has been highly successful with his various types of treatment for buckteeth and with over 30 years of experience, his unique expertise has benefited many patients.

Who Needs Bite Correction?

People that want to live their lives to the fullest get their jaw position idealized. These patients want to feel better every day and reducing tension and stress should be one of the highest priorities.

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TMJ Pain, Inflammation, Clicking and Popping

Bad Bite Correction

Bite Collapse and the Aging Face

Grumpy Look, Aging Face, TMJ Pain, Worn Teeth

Bite Collapse Restoration

Health Benefits of Bite Correction Dentistry

Lack of Tongue Space, Chewing and Digestion

Sleeping Problems

Symptoms Indicating Bite Correction Problems Include:

  • Headaches
  • Facial stress and muscle tension
  • Stiffness or pain in your jaw
  • TMJ popping and clicking when you move your jaw
  • Uneven bite and worn down teeth
  • Facial collapse and a collapsed bite
  • Snoring and insomnia
  • Low self-esteem due to small or large chins caused by an overbite or underbite
  • Teeth grinding (bruxism)

The Importance of Jaw, Bite and TMJ Harmony

When the patient's jaw position is idealized to the TMJ and upper teeth the health benefits improve the quality of their lives. The importance of the jaw position cannot be overstated because patients with the “optimized” jaw position look younger than most other people near their age. The importance of jaw, bite, and TMJ harmony reduces tension, stress, headaches, pain and premature aging.

Collapsed Bite Treatment - Before and After VENLAY<sup>®</sup> Reconstruction.

Clenching, Grinding, Excessive Tooth Wear

Collapsed Bite

Before and After jaw alignment to correct his uneven bite, without surgery.

Misaligned Jaw, Crooked Bite, Tongue Space, Insomnia

Uneven Bite

Reversing Facial Collapse by Optimizing the Jaw Position

Short Face, Thin Lips, Small Chin, Premature Aging

Facial Collapse

Bite Correction Treatment for Adults

We are living a lot longer and there is no reason to age prematurely or suffer physically from a worn down bite. Too many seniors cannot speak clearly, chew properly, sleep normally or wake up refreshed because they don’t have room for their tongues. Bite correction treatment for adults is not only a cosmetically pleasing effort but a healthy improvement effort that can change the quality of their lives. Invisalign® cannot reconstruct worn down teeth and porcelain veneers cannot correct bites. Braces cannot improve the color or the shape of the teeth. Any of these procedures for bite correction are marginal at best. True bite correction is about idealizing the jaw position with JawTrac® bite correction, no tooth prep VENLAY® Restorations and the Face Lift Dentistry® method for a healthy bite and appearance.

Bite Correction without Braces or Surgery

Bite correction is one of the most critical components to achieve maximum health, yet it is rarely considered unless the patient needs a lot of dental work. Most patients think of tooth decay and gum disease when they think of dental health but they are missing one of the most important aspects of their health: a healthy harmonized jaw and bite.

Far too often, the baby boomer generation is living with worn down short yellow teeth without understanding how much better they could live with their teeth restored. They are not aware that this treatment can be achieved without grinding down the patient’s healthy teeth. It is essentially a non-invasive treatment without surgery or braces.

The way the teeth fit together determines the level of neuromuscular stress in the head and neck region. Some patients are not aware of the amount of stress they have in their lives from worn and misaligned teeth. Other patients have TMJ pain; headaches, neck and back pain and are acutely aware of the daily stress and discomfort.

Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Benefits

The third dimension of bite correction involves the shape of the patient’s face. During Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment without surgery, the patient can experience the reversal of premature aging, better lip support, facial support and a remarkable improvement in the chin and facial profile.

Before and After VENLAY Technology  Bite Correction

Facial Balance, Shape of the Teeth

Optimizing Natural Beauty

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Deeper Wrinkles, Shrinking Chin, Worn Down Teeth

Reversing Facial Aging

Jaw and Chin Augmentation - Non-Surgical Alternative - Before and After Treatment

Recessive Chin, Less than Optimum Profile

Jaw Augmentation

Dr. Muslin’s approach to facial health and aesthetics with his unique method and technology applied to his Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment has influenced the way cosmetic dentistry sees patients and how it will treat patients in the future.

This is only part of the treatment in his office, because he believes that every patient can be idealized for their face, bone structure, TMJ and speaking patterns that goes back to the behavior they had at a younger age. This level of care is revolutionary because the patient does not have to sacrifice their healthy tooth structure and can have the shape and jaw position corrected to levels that most never though was possible without having to go through disruptive surgery.

Non-Surgical and No Braces Bite Correction

Treatment was completed in just three weeks with this revolutionary alternative to orthognathic surgery. All of the upper teeth have porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers while all of her lower teeth are completely natural that were reshaped.

Her lower teeth were reshaped but otherwise left as natural teeth while all of the upper teeth have porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers to complete her jaw surgery alternative treatment. All of the upper teeth have porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers while all of her lower teeth are completely natural that were reshaped. Her lower teeth were reshaped but otherwise left as natural teeth while all of the upper teeth have porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers to complete her jaw surgery alternative treatment.

This option should be provided to every patient that needs underbite treatment in addition to a surgery option. Sometimes the surgical option is the best treatment but to avoid the surgery, many patients have willing to gain a significant improvement without the risks to surgery.

Dr. Sam Muslin is arguably one of the world's leading and most experienced dentists in the field of non-invasive adult bite correction.

Can Porcelain Veneers Fix Your Bite?

Poreclain Veneers vs. Venlay Restorations - Before and After

In the before photo on the left she has porcelain veneers and cosmetic dentistry. It is evident that her jaw is not in the best position. Porcelain veneers often aggravate a bad bite. In the after photo she was treated with VENLAY® Restorations and the Face Lift Dentistry® method.

Porcelain veneers are bonded to the outside of the upper teeth to make the smaller maxilla appear larger. Porcelain veneers can not correct your misaligned bite. Porcelain veneers do not improve the shape of the patient's face and do not improve the patient's facial profile. Most dentists that advertise, "fix your bite with porcelain veneers" cannot use the words "correct the bite" because they know they are using "cosmetic camouflage" instead of dental health care and bite correction. The dangers of veneers are that the TMJ bite problems have not been corrected. Porcelain veneers are mostly highly invasive that cause problems long term. Seeing that we are living longer than ever before, more problems manifest in later years.

Questions About Bite Correction

What is a Bite Correction Specialist?

Technically there is no Bite Specialist Dentist or Bite Correction Specialist as these are not recognized dental qualifications. However, Prosthodontics is a specialty of the dental profession that treats bite problems. These dentists usually get a year or two of extended training on the traditional methods of bite correction. The training most dentists received requires grinding down all of your healthy teeth for a full mouth reconstruction. They also perform bite adjustments or equilibrations, make night guards etc. Most cosmetic dentists, anti-aging dentists & neuromuscular dentists get limited training on bite correction dentistry, TMJ pain and cosmetic dentistry but, again they are using traditional methods of grinding down healthy teeth for a bite reconstruction, or use orthotics, or Invisalign® etc.

What is the Traditional Approach to Bite Correction?

Bite correction dentists, TMJ dentists and orthodontists focus on TMJ pain, crooked teeth, misaligned teeth and bite correction problems using various methods such as drugs, TENs Units and computers to try to find the proper bite for their patients. Orthodontists use braces with or without jaw surgery. Other methods used to find the correct bite include orthotics, trigger point injections, acupuncture, chiropractors, exercises and message.

What are the Problems with Traditional Bite Correction?

Many patients cannot be treated or have already been treated with the previously mentioned methods and are unhappy. Many patients reject jaw surgery with years of braces and don’t want their teeth ground down with the dental drill for bite correction. Dentistry needed a less invasive, less risky, quicker and less painful way to treat patients for bite correction. Dentistry also needed to get results that go beyond traditional teachings of Centric Relation and Opening the Vertical Dimension. What about the shape of the patient’s face and facial profile?

What is Non-Invasive Bite Correction Dentistry?

The key advantage to non-invasive bite correction dentistry is that it does not require grinding down healthy teeth and it can be tested in advance of treatment. You cannot test jaw surgery, or braces on a patient that has had all of their teeth ground down to little pegs in advance of treatment because the damage has been done. Dentistry needed a method to allow almost everyone to experience the ideal jaw position for their facial characteristics. These patients will look younger than others at the same age. They sleep more soundly because there is more space for their tongues, they have less head and neck tension. They can speak more clearly because the face has permanent support. They experience fewer headaches, less neck pain and have better chewing efficiency. This is possible with JawTrac® Bite Correction, VENLAY® Restorations and the Face Lift Dentistry® Method.

What is JawTrac® Bite Correction?

Finding the most ideal jaw position for a patient is a critical component of bite correction. Dr. Sam Muslin developed the ability to locate and test the new jaw position in advance of treatment. He named and trademarked JawTrac®. For the first time, patients can be tested in advance; they will be able to see the improvement in their faces and facial profiles on the first visit and experience the optimized jaw position at home. Dr. Sam Muslin also has imaging with ultra-low exposure to allow him to track the new jaw position. He can track the jaw from the patient’s existing bite to the new jaw position with JawTrac®. The patient will be able to see the improved shape of their new face, their new facial profile, improved jawline and test the comfort level without drilling, pain or surgery.

What is a VENLAY® Restoration?

By developing a method to treat the patient without grinding down healthy teeth a new restoration needed to be developed that Dr. Sam Muslin named the VENLAY® Restoration. In order to be able to bond this non-invasive restoration for bite correction to the patient’s healthy teeth he had to improve the traditional bonding method. Dr. Muslin found that by adding a couple of steps to the bonding process he could improve bonding strength significantly. Now almost everyone can experience bite optimization without the risks of traditional treatment.

What is The Face Lift Dentistry® Bite Correction Method?

This exclusive, trademarked, non-invasive, non-surgical bite correction method is called Face Lift Dentistry®. Dr. Sam Muslin has found the treatment highly predictable because he can test the results in advance. His patients know before any work is done if they are going to be more comfortable with the new jaw position he is testing. If their headaches are relieved, if they feel less tension, if the neck pain is less, the patient and the doctor know they are on the right track. The biggest benefit of Face Lift Dentistry® is that far more people can be treated. Healthy teeth are not ground down, so the treatment has less risk, less pain, and the outcome is more predictable.

Younger patients and senior patients are now getting bite correction dentistry that optimizes their faces and their smiles, simply because it is much less invasive. Far more patients can have the benefits of a more prominent jawline for overbite corrections. More patients can have a smaller looking lower jaw for the under bite correction. Even the senior patients can look years younger and now be treated without surgery, braces and drilling down their teeth. Many patients have short worn down teeth and crooked teeth that can be restored with VENLAY® Restorations without grinding their teeth down for porcelain crowns and without braces. The younger patients that have never had a cavity can now have optimized non-invasive bite correction treatment built right on top of their healthy teeth for TMJ problems, overbites, avoiding jaw surgery and underbite correction.

Will You Benefit From Bite Correction?

Find out if you will benefit from by having your bite corrected and your jaw aligned by contacting Dr. Sam Muslin for a consultation. You can call him on (310) 829-6796 or post a message on our Contact Form. Sam Muslin DDS is easily accessible to patients in the Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles area. Patients fly in from across the USA and other countries for Dr. Muslin's bite correction dentistry. Call and make an appointment today.

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