Premature aging, missing, misshapen and broken teeth, protruding or receding chins, and TMJ problems are more than just a cosmetic problem. They can lead to a whole slew of issues that impact health and wellbeing.
“The beauty of a person’s face and smile is determined by their bite and the primary goal for my patients is long-term health and as a bonus it reverses the effects of aging,” says California dentist Dr. Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD, of Santa Monica. “People are living longer, and this demands that the dental profession look at long-term health, including comprehensive oral health and bite optimization to help our patients look and feel their best.”
Dr. Muslin, the “Father of Face Lift Dentistry,” uses his breakthrough Face Lift Dentistry® method to aggressively reverse the effects of aging faces and restore worn down teeth without grinding them down for porcelain crowns or porcelain veneers. This high tech solution to advanced anti-aging dentistry will optimize the bite to reduce physical stress and pain and improve digestion, breathing and sleep quality. Patients are physically handicapped their entire lives because they do not have a bite that functions in harmony with the TMJ and facial structures. Today, dentistry has the solution to the fountain of a youthful appearance and less physical stress and tension.
Unbalanced bites also compromise jaw joint health, leading to pain, stress and nerve damage, headaches and neck pain. Teeth wear unevenly and hinder proper chewing, which impact digestion and creates a physical imbalance. Untreated malocclusion – a deviation between the two dental arches – can cause uneven wearing, fractures and loss of teeth along with tension that can effect the whole body. Articulation and speaking clearly may be difficult if the teeth, bite and tongue can’t form sounds correctly when patients have overbites and under bites.
Under bites are notorious for compromising the ability to speak clearly unless they are corrected. According to a study published in the July 2013 issue of the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics (AJODO), “Class III malocclusion (underbite) is characterized by a composite of dentoskeletal patterns that lead to the forward positioning of the mandibular teeth in relation to the maxillary teeth and a concave profile. Environmental and genetic factors are associated with this condition, which affects 1 percent of the population in the United States and imposes significant aesthetic and functional burdens on affected persons.”
Traditionally, invasive jaw surgery, years of braces and speech therapy have been the only remedies offered for severe underbites, but they don’t always work. In an article in “The Angle Orthodontist” titled “Tooth Position and Speech – is there a relationship?”, Dr. Jonathan Sandy of the University of Bristol dental school in Bristol, UK, wrote that “no guarantees of (speech) improvement can be given to patients undergoing orthodontic or orthognathic correction of a malocclusion.”
However, Dr. Muslin’s Face Lift Dentistry® bite optimization now offers patients a quick, painless and non-surgical option that can be tested and actually seen by the patient before the porcelain venlay® restorations are bonded to the teeth using Dr. Muslin’s “patent pending” bonding method. Using three-dimensional assessment of jaw movement, dentation and face shape, Dr. Muslin customizes ultra-thin VENLAY® restorations for the mouth. He handcrafts each VENLAY® personally, using them to build up teeth in all the right places to reposition the teeth, tongue and to lengthen the face. Because he designs the teeth, develops the bite and creates the best facial support, Dr. Muslin is able to make customized modifications as he goes. Speech articulation can be tested before permanent bonding takes place.
Face Lift Dentistry™ is non-invasive health care with very minimal risk to the patient, says Dr. Muslin. “It’s non-surgical. It’s prep less (no teeth are ground down). It’s much more than just having a bigger, whiter smile. It’s about feeling better mentally and physically, speaking with clarity, chewing efficiently and painlessly, breathing well – maybe even living longer,” says Dr. Muslin, who has been practicing advanced dentistry for more than 35 years. He has found that his patients feel much better about themselves because they still have their natural facial characteristics but obviously look and feel a lot better.
If better health, advanced anti-aging dentistry, chin size and an improved bite are something you want to explore, contact Dr. Muslin’s treatment coordinators at (310) 829-6796. Local, national, Canadian and international patients are welcomed as he treats patients from all over the world.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA