Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 06/09/2020
Patients with skeletal malocclusions are generally faced with jaw surgery and braces. The treatment is good but there are risks to jaw surgery and obvious downtime from work. Many patients do not want jaw surgery nor do they want to wear braces for a couple of years. Some already had jaw surgery and the results were less than ideal. Some patients only need single jaw surgery as only one jaw needs to be treated treatment while others need double jaw surgery for both upper and lower jaws. There is an alternative to skeletal malocclusions that are an alternative with surprising results to the entire face.
This patient wanted an orthognathic surgery alternative because she could not be out of work, and refuses to have jaw surgery. So she chose to have chin augmentation or chin implants to make her lower jaw larger in appearance. As she will tell you, "What a painful experience with the chin implant surgery because it failed three times and it hurt". She found Dr. Sam Muslin's jaw surgery alternative for her small looking lower jaw and recessive chin.
Most patients with a recessive chin or small looking chins don’t realize that the chin looks small because of the bite. Chin implants do nothing to improve your health. The overbite correction with the Face Lift Dentistry® method actually improves your health and the appearance of the chin size. The teeth get a thin hand made porcelain layer built right over the healthy teeth in order to widen smiles and improve the chin size by allowing the chin to move to the natural jaw position using JawTrac® and VENLAY® Bite Restorations.
Sometimes the recessive chin treatment is done because it appears that the patient has a skeletal malocclusion and will require orthognathic jaw surgery. However, as Dr. Muslin said, "The lower jaw can appear to be too small due to the recessive chin position but is actually normal in size. If the patient gets treatment for the source of the problem, which is a deep overbite, the recessive chin position and facial profile can be dramatically improved without jaw surgery". The idea is that there is a highly desirable alternative to orthognathic jaw surgery that is seldom offered to the patient.
Some patients are told that they have such a huge skeletal deformity that the double jaw surgery, called orthognathic surgery is their only choice of treatment. Double jaw surgery is no longer the only choice of treatment. This patient was shocked at the potential results by simulating the correcting of her deep overbite using JawTrac®. You cannot test jaw surgery but you can test in advance of treatment with the Face Lift Dentistry® Method.
Sometimes the orthognathic surgery is the best treatment but the patient may want to get it without surgery. If you are seeing a cosmetic dentist, they can offer cosmetic dentistry camouflage. The patient needs to be careful because porcelain veneers are nothing but cosmetic dentistry camouflage. They do not correct bites and cannot improve the size of your chin. Veneers just try to make some sort of improvement to your smile and not your chin. The Face Lift Dentistry® Method is a skeletal bite correction that improves the health of the patient with bite correction and a new JawTrac® jaw position. This method improves the shape and proportions of the face, the facial profile and the size of the chin with VENLAY® Bite Restorations. This patient is a good example of how a skeletal bite correction with the Face Lift Dentistry® Method impacts the entire face.
Dr. Muslin has been able to treat a wide variety of skeletal malocclusions. He treats patients from all over the United States and other parts of the world because his method is revolutionary. It is a total comprehensive treatment combining TMJ functionality along with surprising cosmetic benefits without drilling down your healthy teeth. Please call us to discuss your issues as the speed and ease of this non-invasive orthognathic surgery alternative treatment is now a reality.
Scheduling an appointment is the most effective way to get your questions answered. It cannot be done by skype or email. Calling us is helpful because we can give you some idea of cost if you can answer a few questions. (310) 829-6796.
International patients are treated quickly and efficiently in just two visits that are separated by two weeks that are about 4 to 5 days each trip. If you have crowns or veneers we usually replace them. This method is worth the trip.