Often times a collapsed bite can leave you with a weak chin. The bad bite position is actually forcing the chin into a recessive position leaving your profile out of balance. People mistakenly get chin implants to improve the presence or size of their chin when in actuality the chin is the correct size. With a bad bite position even an ideally sized chin will always look weak and out of balance. Rather than doing an implant on a recessive chin your overbite position can be corrected so that your chin is properly located and sized.
A bite collapse can occur through no fault of your own and at any age but it usually progresses over time and without warning. If you had an overbite at a young age, it is certain that the overbite will deepen each year eventually leaving you with a collapsed bite. Starting out with an overbite means you will suffer with a collapsed bite much sooner than someone who starts out with a healthy bite. Regardless of how and when the bite problem begins, the damage is not isolated to just your mouth area.
Sometimes the stages of a collapsed bite are totally painless and the symptoms are predominantly cosmetic in nature. For other patients they experience mild to severe jaw joint pain, muscle tiredness, headaches, clicking, popping, and even pressure or ringing in the ears. In other cases the symptoms are not painful or cosmetic but rather a functional issue. The teeth may not meet properly making it hard to chew and break down food. This can lead to digestive tract issues because the food is not broken down before swallowing.
There are many different solutions that are being used to treat a collapsed bite such as Botox injections and removable appliances. The problem is that neither of these solutions actually treats the root of the problem, which is a bad bite. Dr. Muslin has pioneered a solution called Face Lift Dentistry® treatment which directly addresses the issue. The best part is that the treatment does not compromise the health of your teeth by grinding them down. In fact most patients have no grinding whatsoever on their healthy teeth. By creating an ideal bite position, most people see dramatic cosmetic improvements throughout their entire face and profile as well as a reduction if not an elimination of the physical pain.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA