Most patients have some degree of jaw misalignment as very few people have their jaws aligned into the most ideal position.
Naturally there are variations of misalignment and the degree can definitely make a patient look older. When patients have a deep overbite, their misaligned jaws are too close together. These patients have short round faces with lips that are squeezed together. Deep overbites cause premature aging because of the lack of facial support from the teeth.
As we get older, the overbite gets deeper and the face gets shorter and the lower jaw looks smaller.
Small Looking Chin
Have you seen someone with a small looking chin? More often than not, the chin is really normal in size but is simply in a misaligned position. Once the jaws a aligned with Dr. Sam Muslin’s exclusive Face Lift Dentistry(R) treatment, the patient looks younger and the lower jaw looks much larger.
Non-Surgical Mouth Reconstruction and Facelift Dentistry, Santa Monica, CA