Jaw alignment issues are likely much more common than you imagine. The Boston Children’s Hospital reports that severe malocclusion affects a sizable percentage of school-aged children, roughly 10 to 15 percent. For people who grew up with jaw alignment problems, many had to deal with well-intentioned but ultimately harmful advice from parents and teachers (e.g. “Don’t hold your chin like that!”). At best, that advice just puts a Band-Aid on a much more fundamental issue. At worst, that advice … [Read more...] about Why Common-Sense Cures For Irregular Bites Are Especially Harmful
Fixing a Severe Overbite As we grow up, we have no control over how our bite will end up forming. In Diana’s case, the bite turned out to be what is called buck teeth. Some of the problems with that, if left untreated, include: Spaces begin to form between the teeth The spaces can alter the way you speak The teeth can look unattractive The appearance of the upper lip changes because the teeth push the lip upward In addition to buck teeth, Diana had an infection in two of her teeth. … [Read more...] about Overbite Treatment – Face Lift Dentistry ®
Have you finally decided to do something about your overbite? Solid training and loads of dental experience are what overbite patients should look for in a cosmetic dentist or an orthodontist. This must be paired with a personal commitment to do your research, ask lots of questions, and be meticulous in following protocol once treatment has started. In a normal mouth, teeth are aligned so that the upper arch fits slightly over the lower teeth. The molars on the top fit into the topography of … [Read more...] about I Have an Overbite. Now What?
Overbite is a dental condition which refers to the extent of vertical overlap of the maxillary (upper) central incisors over the mandibular (lower) central incisors. It is shown in the picture below: Overbite is not a form of teeth malocclusion. Actually, an absence or excessive overbite would become a teeth malocclusion. Overbite is usually measured in percentage and it should be approximately 20 to 30% in normal conditions. You should not get confused that overbite refers to a lower … [Read more...] about Overbite Explained
Can a Deep Overbite Cause Tension Headaches? A deep overbite can cause tension headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain and TMJ pain. These patients can experience all of the different types of pain and stress because of their bad bite. The tension headaches resulting from deep bites can decrease the quality of life and if the patient resorts to pain medications the level of health can also decrease. The goal of Dr. Sam Muslin’s, unique Face Lift Dentistry® treatment is to get the jaw into a … [Read more...] about Frequent Headaches: Could This Be The Reason?
Non-Invasive Overbite Jaw Alignment ® In 2 Weeks Face Lift Dentistry ® is a level of care that maximizes the original facial features of the patient. Every aspect of the patients face, facial profile and jaw position are analyses in order to create the best possible facial balance within this patient’s biological limits. Imagine having teeth that are the best shape, best angle and a bite with the best height and a jaw position that is in the best position for each patients individual facial … [Read more...] about Overbite Fix without Braces or Clear Aligners in 2-Weeks
Porcelain Veneers vs. Face Lift Dentistry ® Treatment Several dentists recommended porcelain veneers to help the patient above have a better smile. However, 8 porcelain veneers would not have helped to correct her deep overbite or her bite collapse. The porcelain veneers would have made her look better when she was smiling which is only about 5% of the time. The remaining 95% of the time she would not have experienced much of a cosmetic or health improvement at all. … [Read more...] about Treating a Deep Overbite