Once we enter our forties, fifties and sixties, the aging process and a collapsed bite significantly impacts our faces. Most people are unaware that the key factor contributing to their older looking face is the level of bite collapse and worn down teeth. The teeth support the face and the bite maintains a healthy jaw position. Without a healthy jaw position soft tissue starts to sag below the jawline and chin. When your teeth no longer support your face then wrinkles and creases around the mouth area surface causing facial bite collapse.
Too often dentists recommend a full mouth reconstruction to patients that are experiencing some of these symptoms. Typically a full mouth reconstruction requires grinding down all of the teeth and this is really tragic if the teeth are healthy. Likewise if your teeth are already too short because of a collapsed bite or an overbite why would you grind them down even more? If grinding down what is left of your teeth does not sit right with you, the non-invasive alternative would be Face Lift Dentistry® treatment by Dr. Muslin. This treatment idealizes your bite position without grinding down healthy teeth so that you get the cosmetic results you desire without a compromise.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA