This patient decided to try to get her upper teeth to be more visible and followed her dentist's advice to got porcelain veneers. This helped her look slightly better, but only when she smiled. The veneers made her upper teeth a little longer, but they also deepened her overbite. Yes, she has a Skeletal Class III malocclusion with an overbite because her jaws are misaligned, and her lower teeth were tipped back by the previous orthodontist. Both dentists had the best of intentions and were practicing within their abilities and skills, but the results were failures.
Braces don’t correct a skeletal alignment problem most of the time as patients have tried to get their underbites corrected with just braces or clear aligners and neither worked. . In this patient's case she has a Skeletal Class 3 Underbite, from a structural prospective, because the size of her lower jaw is larger than her upper jaw. The bite correction method by an orthodontist using braces failed as the jaw pain, neck pain, and the difficulty speaking worsened with time. Patients can have straight teeth and be physically miserable with the jaw position.
You can get an underbite correction that has functionality and has aesthetics with very low risks and very high benefits that is good for your health. The reason this method works so well is because of the JawTrac® method of jaw positioning that is combined with the VENLAY® bite restorations that make that new jaw position a reality. Look at the new shape to her face and try to understand that you cannot get results like this with clear aligners or with braces. She already had straight teeth in the before photo, but straight teeth cannot improve the jaw position.
Her jaw lower jaw was misaligned with her upper jaw leading to the TMJ problems, cosmetic issues and speaking problems. None of her local dentists or specialists could help her so she flew in from Washington to see if her jaw alignment could be corrected without jaw surgery.
“My career depends on my ability to speak clearly and be able to present myself professionally and this method exceeded my expectations.”
The treatment is just as easy for the out of state patients as it is for our local patients because there is a system to the method and none of your healthy teeth are drilled away. This saves your teeth, saves time, adds predictability and is far less painful. Patients fly in from all over the world in order to get this exclusive Face Lift Dentistry® Method.
First Dr. Muslin examined the patient and listened to her concerns and her health issues that she thought related to the TMJ. Once he watched her talk and saw how her jaw movements were altered by the type of jaw misalignment she had, he was able to test for a better jaw alignment position. This is a totally painless process and takes about 10 minutes for him to evaluate and show the patient the shape of her new face and jawline will be. She was so excited she started the next phase right after the examination.
Dr. Muslin and his staff build the custom JawTrac® testing appliance for each patient right in the office so there is no need to return another day. She was able to experience the new jaw alignment and know that physically and cosmetically she was going to feel and look much better. Many patients experience pain relief very quickly.
One of the best cosmetic benefits are what create the health benefits of JawTrac® Alignment. When the jaw is functionally aligned, the physical stress level is reduced and at the same time the face has a jawline whereby the lower jaw does not look out of proportionally large. What makes patients with underbites look like their jaw is out of alignment are the teeth and bite forcing it into a forward and over closed position.
The benefits of this treatment take dentistry to another level so naturally it will cost more than lower level treatment choices as veneers, which have no health benefits. Call us (310) 829-6796 to get a better understanding of what your costs may be. We are available from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday Pacific Standard Time.