“This patient did not need her teeth drilled down for a bite correction but actually needed to have her teeth built up to correct her overbite and three-dimensionally get her lower jaw in a healthy position. Opening the vertical dimension is not good enough because most patients need to be able to have they lower jaw repositioned in three dimensions to improve their profile and facial proportions.”
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Chin Up – Your Weak Chin Look Could Be Related To Your Jaw Position And Overbite
Overbites occur when the patient bites and completely closes their teeth together; the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth, and the chin is usually forced back towards the patient’s neck. The chin appears small or smaller than normal simply because of the position of the jaw when, in reality, the chin is not too small.
Chins may appear “weak” because the person’s bite forces the jaw backwards, creating an illusion on the outside of a small chin when it is caused from within the mouth. Closing too far causes the shape of the person’s face to be shortened and rounder – contributing to premature aging in the face. The effects are similar to those of an older person that has worn down the length of their teeth with age. Which then causes a rounding, and shortening of their facial structure, and collapsing their bite and facial tissue along with it.
Put more simply, people that are older or just look older, typically have shorter, rounded faces because individual teeth wear down, and their bite collapses all together over time. No one is exempt from this deconstructive process; it inevitably happens to all of us from our daily wear and tear on our teeth to some degree. With an overbite, the unusual and uncomfortable jaw position causes a person’s chin to appear “weak” or too small, and their face and facial profile to be compromised both physically and aesthetically because the lower jaw is not positioned properly due to the overbite. Correct the overbite and the face looks younger with the profile improved.
Make no mistake about it, porcelain veneers help with the smile, but they cannot correct the overbite, or improve the chin position, or reverse years of aging and cannot improve the shape of the person’s face. Veneers only cover the facial, cosmetic side front of the tooth. To fix your overbite, most are told that Jaw Surgery and years of braces is their only option. There is now a new option for those weak chins, aging faces and sore jaws: a Drug-Free, Pain-Free bite reconstruction with Dr. Muslin, the inventor of Venlay® Restorations and creator of the Face Lift Dentistry® Method. So, chin up! A happier, more holistic solution is available to you.
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