Face Lift Dentistry® vs. Cosmetic Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry is, by definition, any form of … Keep Reading... about Why is Face Lift Dentistry the Ultimate Cosmetic Dentistry?
A changing bite or changing face comes with age, and is nothing to be ashamed of. “Just as your skin ages over time, your teeth will naturally shift as well,” notes Dr. Robert J. Herman in Oklahoma. Elasticity, tooth movement, bruxing and jaw misalignment all fit within the parameters of normal aging. WebMD puts in in simple terms: “As you get older, everyday wear and tear takes a toll on your teeth. Your teeth are crazy strong. Still, they can be worn down. All that chewing, grinding, and … [Read more...] about The Aging Mouth and Facial Aesthetics
For what seems like an eternity, man has been seeking the Fountain of Youth. The quest to appear younger and defy the toll gravity takes on the skin, looks, and, in some cases, self-esteem is an ongoing battle. But for those who dread the thought of “going under the knife”, there are alternatives. Modern medicine can now perform a non-surgical facelift. Facelift Surgery Commonly referred to as a rhytidectomy in the medical field, a facelift is a surgical procedure geared towards negating the … [Read more...] about Non-Surgical Facelift
As humans, we have a tendency to make snap judgments about one another. Like or not, it’s something we’re compelled to do as a species. As Melissa Ricker points out in A Conscious Rethink, there are long-term implications. She says whether right or wrong, a first impression is difficult to reverse, and the entire future of a relationship if often determined by the initial interaction. A big part of how we judge people is based on visual elements like facial aesthetics, and a person’s smile in … [Read more...] about How Much Do Our Smiles Impact the First Impressions We Make on Others?
Severe jaw misalignment is a troubling condition that affects a sizable chunk of the population — roughly 10 to 15 percent of children, according to the Boston Children’s Hospital. The Healthline team explains that cases of malocclusion range from mild to severe and can come in the form of crowded teeth, crossbite, overbite, underbite, open bite among other conditions. Side effects manifest themselves in a variety of ways, both physical and mental. While some of these effects are merely an … [Read more...] about 7 (Sometimes Surprising) Problems Caused by Jaw Misalignment
Every time you look in the mirror, you see it. Your smile. But your smile isn’t making you smile. If something about your bite seems off, you probably have a malocclusion. Malocclusion and Types According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a malocclusion results from failure of your teeth to align properly. An occlusion is how your teeth align; meaning, the way the upper and lower teeth fit together. This is more commonly referred to as your bite. A normal bite occurs when the upper … [Read more...] about Malocclusion: Types, Symptoms, and Causes
Surgical procedures are one tool employed by the medical field to solve health-related issues. They can range from setting broken bones to organ transplants. Sometimes they’re purely for cosmetic reasons. The mouth – specifically the jaw - isn’t immune from surgery. Before opting for jaw surgery, learn what it entails. Jaw Bones The jaw consists of two bones; the maxilla and the mandible. The maxilla – more commonly known as the upper jaw - is fixed in place. While the lower jaw – the mandible – … [Read more...] about What to Know About Jaw Surgery
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
“Cosmetic dentistry.” What comes to mind when you see those two words? If the first thing that pops into your head is an organization like Operation Smile, then you’re on the right path — but only beginning to skim the tip of the iceberg. While we, as a society, are becoming more and more conscious of our health, we’re also beginning to understand the importance of taking a more holistic approach to wellness — one that includes our mental, emotional and often spiritual well-being in addition … [Read more...] about The Beauty Talk Orthodontists and Dental Professionals Need to Be Having
The quality of your smile impacts multiple aspects of your life. It can lead to more confidence, higher self-esteem and a better overall quality of life. So, it should come as no surprise that people will do just about anything to attain a perfect smile. Bobby Doherty talks about this in New York Magazine. “Americans supposedly prefer a nice smile to clear skin and are willing to go to great lengths to get one, even giving up dessert (39 percent) or vacations (37 percent),” he writes. One … [Read more...] about The Cost of Veneers: Why They Might Not Save You Money in the Long Run
There are several factors that determine how attractive a person’s face is. Alison Pearce Stevens explains in Science News for Students that symmetry, averageness (how similar a face is to most other faces in the population) and personal preference are big contributors. But another interesting factor that you might not be aware of is jaw alignment. As it turns out, your bite has a considerable impact on the shape of your face. Normal jaw alignment creates more symmetry and better facial … [Read more...] about Bite Profiles: The Link Between Jaw Alignment and Facial Aesthetics