Patients with uneven bites have a misalignment with the TMJ or temporomandibular joints. Uneven bites cause the patient to look older and feel older. The jaw joints need to function in harmony with the bite in order for the muscles, tendons, bones and nerves to feel comfortable. When the uneven bite is properly corrected, the patient benefits mentally physically and cosmetically. Uneven bite treatment by other dentists is typically a bite adjustment procedure (grinding the biting surfaces.) Too often, when the bite is adjusted; the height of the bite is reduced which makes a misaligned jaw position worse. The more extensive the bite adjustment, (also called equilibrations) the more the height of the bite is lowered and the more the bite is lowered the faster the patient ages.
This patient has the classic signs of aging, as the jaw misalignment gets worse while the teeth wear down. From a very young age he had a misaligned jaw and with time it got worse.
The misaligned jaw symptoms are, headaches, premature aging, neck pain, sleep problems and a collapsed face with corresponding jaw problems. Treatment options for a misaligned jaw have been highly invasive, including jaw surgery, porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns. However, treatment is easier than ever with the development of VENLAY® Restorations and JawTrac™.
This patient was told by two prosthodontist specialists that they could not help him because the jaw misalignment was too severe. He opted to fly to Santa Monica for jaw alignment treatment by Dr. Sam Muslin with his proprietary Face Lift Dentistry® method. He literally got a face-lift without surgery.
He was told he needed jaw surgery like so many other patients. But, the results he received with the Face lift Dentistry® Method saved him a lot of pain, surgical risks, hospitalization and years of braces. Results as remarkable as you see in the photo below were achieved without the risk of traditional treatment. The magic of this treatment is to achieve jaw alignment without surgery and get a normal shape to his face.
The patient is biting his teeth together in both photos. After jaw alignment treatment he looks younger and feels younger. Results like this cannot be accomplished by corrective jaw adjustments, bite adjustment procedures, occlusal adjustments or equilibrations procedures. It cannot be done with porcelain veneers. JawTrac™ is the key to this treatment.
Almost every person has a jaw out of alignment problem. For some, the alignment problem is minor in the beginning and gets worse over time. People are living longer than ever and want maximum health but rarely understand how much a jaw out of alignment can affect sleep, digestion, speaking ability, energy level and alertness.
The critical component is longevity. Many 60-year-old patients that don’t think they are old, yet they have a jaw out of alignment which makes them look old. In contrast, 20-year-old patients want to live their lives to the maximum and don’t want their appearance and confidence to be hampered by small looking chins, overbites, under bites and upper teeth that you cannot see.
All of these problems are now more treatable than ever. Healthy teeth no longer need to be grinded down for porcelain crowns. JawTrac™ makes locating the optimized jaw position for the patient more predictable than ever. Once located and tested, the bite can be “optimized” with the Face Lift Dentistry® method.
Older people loose facial height. They no longer have the facial shape of a younger person. The face of a typical older person is short and round with a sinking chin position that gets worse with time. It is not their fault, it is because we are living decades longer that we did just 30 years ago.
Life expectancy has increased and we no longer have to experience the effects of aging for the rest of our lives. The misaligned jaw and lost facial height is reversible. This is the ultimate anti-aging dentistry.
He received a face-lift without surgery and without the risks of surgery. His treatment required no pain medication, much less risk, was faster and more predictable.
When your teeth wear down your face gets shorter and you appear much older than what you feel.
Some people look much older than others their same age because they have an uneven bite, misaligned jaw and generally an overbite. These patients suffer from the aging process more than others and the treatment can reverse the aging process without filing down your healthy teeth. By saving your natural teeth the treatment is much less painful, quicker and has less risk.
The height to his face has been “optimized” to the function of his TMJ. He eats, sleeps and looks better and loves the benefits to his health and appearance.
The best way to correct an uneven bite is with the Dental Face Lift® because we are locating the “optimized” jaw position using JawTrac™. This is a highly predictable method that locates the best jaw position for the patient from the cosmetic perspective and the functional prospective. The uneven bite creates a face-lift because the chin position and the patients posture improve.
Bite correction for overbites, underbites and jaw alignment is one of the most complex challenges for the bite reconstruction dentist. It is important to understand the importance of the jaw position and to have the ability to develop this position before treatment to the teeth is started. The method that Dr. Sam Muslin developed was Face Lift Dentistry®.
We look older because we have lost space for our tongues. We don’t sleep as well and we don’t speak clearly. We wake up tired and without energy and enthusiasm and have not idea that the lost tongue space with a misaligned jaw is accelerating the aging process. As our bites wear down, there is less room for our tongues and that causes sleep problems, speaking problems and increases the speed of the aging process.
It is much easier to travel for this treatment than to make the mistake by going to a local dentist, only to have it done all over again.
Call the office to discuss your treatment needs and travel options. Dr. Sam Muslin treats patients from all over the world because his method is non-invasive, non-surgical and is completed in just two trips about 3 days each trip.
“Last night was the first time in his life that he chewed food on his back teeth. It was an incredible experience. Having his bite corrected changed his life. Were thrilled that this transformation has happened for him. It's going to be the start of a lot of great things for him.” Read more.
“ My overall experience here has been wonderful. In a very short period of time going from a horrible bite and a lot of pain to having a wonderful smile, no pain, no surgery and no healing time from a surgery. I'm very happy and would definitely recommend Dr. Sam Muslin to anyone.” Read more.
“ I haven't even hit 40 and I've been worrying about the Aging of the process. I don't think any other dentist knows how to fix your bite, fix your smile without any pain. My experience has been fabulous and I'm really happy and I came to the right dentist.” Read more.