Face Lift Dentistry® Treatment - Before and After
After years of research and consultations with several dentists and oral surgeons she decided that she was not willing to undergo jaw surgery or wearing braces. She had suffered with a deep overbite and short teeth that did not meet properly her entire life. She told us “I have to move my jaw backward to chew otherwise I have no contact”.
Many people have bite conditions that do not allow the teeth to meet properly. This can make chewing virtually impossible. However, because we all have a survival instinct within us, we shove our lower jaw into unhealthy positions to try and make the teeth contact. Forcing the jaw too far to the side, front or back can lead to jaw joint damage and of course jaw muscle fatigue or pain. Most people are unaware of the damage they are causing by simply trying to survive.
Over time clicking, popping, clenching and grinding begins which only exacerbates the problem. Many patients who have been posing their jaw into unhealthy positions for years will also report frequent headaches and even a “locked jaw” feeling. When you take a bad bite and then layer on the damage caused by sliding the jaw into unhealthy positions, it can be a nuisance at the very least and intolerable at the very worst.
Some people will even suffer with digestive problems because they cannot chew food properly. They are forced to swallow food that is not broken down far enough because chewing is either impossible or too painful. The good news is that the majority of these symptoms can be dramatically reduced and sometimes even eliminated once the jaw is ideally positioned for proper chewing.
This patient is biting down in both photos. Notice in the before photo that her lips are squished together and her chin is way too close to her nose. Now she has fuller lips, an improved jawline, and her lower facial proportions are idealized.
From a cosmetic standpoint a miss-aligned bite can negatively impact your face and profile. For this patient, the bad bite caused her entire lower face to be too short which squished her lips together. When the lower face is too short the lower jaw will be weak and the chin will be too close to the nose. This can cause you to look much older unnecessarily. By fixing the bite issue she now has fuller lips, a better shape to her jawline, and much better profile proportions.
The best part about the FaceLift Dentistry® Treatment which she chose is that her entire face looks better from every angle. She does not have to smile or talk to look younger, rejuvenated, and beautiful because the treatment improved her entire face. People often get sidetracked when they are considering cosmetic dentistry because they focus only on the smile. Sure having a great smile is critical but why not improve your entire face at the same time?
Her bad bite caused her lower face to be too short which made her look older. Now she has a more elegant profile and a permanently longer face for a youthful and refreshed look.
Typical cosmetic dentistry like no grinding veneers by Dr. Muslin will leave you with a vibrant and full smile. No grinding veneers are a great solution to instantly correct teeth that are crooked, broken, or stained. Likewise if you have a narrow smile or gaps between your teeth, no preparation veneers could be the right choice for you.
However, if you want to improve your bite, face or profile, then Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment could be the best choice. Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment includes all of the improvements that you would get with no grinding veneers plus it can idealize your bite for a younger face or better profile proportions. Whether you choose no grinding veneers for an unbelievable smile or Face Lift Dentistry ® treatment which promises improvement even when you are not smiling Dr. Muslin’s philosophy is the same….save the healthy tooth structure!
So often we see patients that have had work done elsewhere and they have had their good teeth ground down for veneers or for a bite reconstruction. This is concerning because the perfectly healthy tooth enamel is now gone forever. The health of the tooth has been irreversibly compromised and it could have been avoided in most cases.
Dr. Muslin strives to avoid any grinding at all so that the healthy tooth structure is not compromised. If he can achieve a dramatically improved look that appears totally natural without any grinding then why choose any other path?
“When I first came here my face was collapsed. I work for a chain of 7 dental offices and not one of the dentists could help me. I’m very happy that I came here. I couldn’t be more happy.” Read more.
“I like the new shape of my face. I look like a different person. I’m happier and when I smile I like what I see.” Read more.
“I did not like my smile. Veneers could not do this as my jaw needed to change, not just my teeth. My niece is a patient of Dr. Muslin and the work she had done just blew me away. Face Lift Dentistry® gave me exactly what I need.” Read more.
“For the first time in years I do not have headaches or TMJ pain. I feel younger and happier and get a great response with my smile wherever I go.” Read more.