Bite collapse leads to an older looking face as the structure of the teeth and the jaw position changes. This can be treated with bite correction.
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Many people never had the best vertical dimension of occlusion for their facial structure or for normal TMJ function. They actually experience bite collapse around 12 years of age because the vertical dimension is not ideal. As they get older the teeth wear down, the vertical dimension decreases and the bite gets worse. Patients with overbites usually have a collapsed vertical dimension, small chins and TMJ Problems.
Other patients have underbites that also experience problems of bite collapse because the front teeth don’t touch. The back teeth experience excessive wear causing bite collapse and a short lower face. Bite collapse results in the face to develop an older appearance.
Fortunately, there is a high tech method that can correct overbites, underbites, worn down teeth and premature aging without jaw surgery, without braces, without grinding down healthy teeth, no shots and is virtually painless. Just as a side note, it is fairly expensive to most budgets. However, patients can get the white teeth, ideal bite and wide smile quickly, painlessly and gain permanent facial support.
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