When a patient has an under bite, the lower jaw is physically larger than the upper jaw. The lower teeth are actually in front of the upper teeth. The patient has a large chin and for most women, large chins are not feminine in appearance. If the jaw sticks out too far, most men find that their personal appearance looks a little “creepy” as one young man recently stated. The under bite correction naturally depends on the severity of the under bite.
Cosmetic Camouflage with Porcelain Veneers vs VENLAY® Under Bite Correction
PATIENT WARNING: With more dentists advertising under bite correction without surgery, the patient needs to be aware that in most of these dental offices, the under bite is NOT corrected. Cosmetic dentists and anti-aging dentists are not actually correcting the bite but instead are simply trying to “mask” the under bite. They are trying to “hide it” by adding porcelain veneers to the upper teeth in order to make the view ONLY from the front look better. Placing porcelain veneers on the upper teeth in order to make the upper jaw look larger does NOT correct the bite and also does NOT improve the patient’s facial profile or jaw position.
ACTUAL UNDER BITE CORRECTION: In order to physically correct the patient’s bite, the under bite needs to be corrected by idealizing the patient’s jaw position and increase the size of the appearance of the upper jaw. This is the essence of Face Lift Dentistry® because the lower jaw can look much smaller when the jaw position is idealized. The patient benefits from having the lower jaw position improved which makes the chin look significantly smaller. And, also improve the upper jaw size using VENLAY® restorations with the Face Lift Dentistry® method to correct the bite, improve the jaw position and increase the size of the upper jaw. Remember, that without bite correction, the lower jaw still looks too large. Without bite correction, the patient’s facial profile is not improved. The best under bite correction improves the position of the chin and lower jaw by using a method that corrects the bite with restorations like a VENLAY® rather than just cosmetic camouflage and porcelain veneers.
BEST NON-SURGICAL UNDER BITE CORRECTION with VENLAY®: The best non-surgical bite under bite treatment makes the upper jaw look larger and also makes the lower jaw look smaller. You can’t decrease the appearance of the size of the lower jaw and increase the appearance of the size of the upper jaw with just porcelain veneers. The actual under bite correction should improve the health of the patient by idealizing the chin position, which can reduce and prevent TMJ pain now and in the future. The chin position needs to be coordinated with the TMJ (jaw joint). Cosmetic camouflage with porcelain veneers only makes the upper jaw look larger which is NOT a bite correction in my opinion. I do not think that advertising under bite correction when they are only cosmetically masking the under bite is accurate advertising.
Non-Invasive Treatment is the Best Under Bite Alternative Treatment
The best under bite treatment that improves the lower jaw position should also be non-invasive. None of the natural teeth need to be ground down with VENLAY® restorations. Porcelain veneers cannot idealize the patient’s jaw position and usually require grinding down healthy teeth. Again, the cosmetic dentists will grind a lot of tooth structure which is harmful to your health long term in order to “mask” the under bite without correcting it. With the Face Lift Dentistry® method, none of the teeth need to be ground down, the under bite is actually corrected and the facial profile is improved. Even though it is expensive, the chin looks smaller with the new jaw position; the patient has beautiful white teeth. Other benefits as relief from headaches, jaw pain and neck pain improve the patient’s health along with greater speaking clarity. As Dr. Sam Muslin says, “cosmetic camouflage does not help the patient physically feel any better. While the best treatment improves the patient’s health, makes them feel better and the cosmetic benefits of VENLAY® restorations surpasses the potential of porcelain veneers in every area in my opinion”.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA