Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 12/16/2019
A misaligned jaw can lead to physical and emotional problems and hamper people to enjoy life to its full potential. All too often, jaw misalignment is camouflaged with cosmetic dentistry, which can not solve the problem. Orthodontic therapy options such as braces, clear aligners, expanders, reverse-pull face masks, and jaw surgery is either too invasive or take far too long, which in the end may or may not correct the problem. JawTrac® with VENLAY® restorations offer a quick, predictable, non-surgical solution which is mostly pain-free and without the need to drill down healthy teeth.
JawTrac® is a proven, highly predictable technology for finding and testing the ideal jaw position. By locating and moving the jaw into the most comfortable and cosmetically pleasing position, the shape of the face, the amount of stress and tension in the head and neck regions, can be significantly improved, without jaw surgery or braces.
A misaligned jaw occurs when the bite and the TMJ or jaw joints are not functioning normally. When the TMJ and bite are misaligned, the jaw joints are forced by the bite into a physically compromised position that causes physical problems. Misaligned jaws compromise us physically and aesthetically.
Our jaws can click and pop; headaches can occur more often and more severe. We can have neck pain, jaw pain, we clench, and we grind our teeth at night. Our faces can experience facial collapse as the teeth wear down. Worn down teeth decrease our ability to breathe because there is less room for the tongue. The airway gets smaller as the lower jaw slides back towards our airway while we are trying to sleep. Sleep apnea can also be an issue with worn-down teeth. Breathing problems are due to less room for our tongues, smaller airway passage, and we generally do not sleep as well. We are aging more quickly from the inside because when we are not breathing well, our blood oxygen level is lower than usual. Misaligned jaws compromise us physically and aesthetically.
The question is: Where is the optimal position of the lower jaw? Dentistry has tried various technologies to determine the jaw position by using computers, electrodes on the muscles, tens units, guessing, experimenting with temporary teeth, etc. The results have been marginal. JawTrac® is the proven solution for locating the optimal position in real-time. A test appliance allows you to see and experience a healthy position before treatment commences. With JawTrac® simulation, patients experience the feel of their best jaw position, mostly with instant relief from TMJ-induced pain, clicking, popping, and locking.
Jaw misalignment is corrected fairly quickly with the non-surgical JawTrac® technology. In most cases, jaw surgery can be avoided as corrective jaw adjustment is completed with a bite correction method using JawTrac® alignment and VENLAY® restorations. Once the jaw position is established, the patient can return to a younger face, clearer speaking ability, sleeping better and chewing better which improves digestion. The appearance speaks for itself. These patients had jaw alignment without surgery and we thank them for letting us show their actual results using this jaw realignment method.
Jaw alignment and bite correction treatment need to be non-invasive, much less painful, and the dentist needs to have a predictable method for locating the ideal jaw position. JawTrac® technology offers a non-invasive solution with a predictable jaw alignment and jaw position process. Bite Correction with JawTrac® locates the optimal jaw position painlessly and by placing custom made non-invasive VENLAY® Restorations (which do not require grinding down healthy teeth) the optimal jaw position and bite correction can be achieved.
Traditionally, finding your healthy jaw position has been very unpredictable. There are a variety of methods for opening the vertical dimension for the treatment of bite correction. But, just opening the vertical dimension does not find the most optimal jaw position. Some of these methods involve grinding down your healthy teeth and placing temporary teeth for testing, which is highly invasive, risky and painful. Some neuromuscular dentists will use electronic equipment but the results can vary because some of the muscles are artificially relaxed. Then there is the unreliable method of guessing.
JawTrac® does not just open the vertical dimension. JawTrac® repositions the lower jaw painlessly in order to find the ideal bite position that for the first time coordinates the function of the lower jaw with both TMJ joints. The dentist can see what he or she is doing rather than guessing. Patients can experience pain relief along with huge cosmetic benefits beyond the typical anti-aging dentistry. JawTrac® utilizes non-invasive, no tooth grinding VENLAY® Restorations with the Face Lift Dentistry® Method to produce results that boost the self-confidence of the patient.
JawTrac® is the most predictable method for locating the best jaw position, and it has enormous cosmetic benefits when combined with the Face Lift Dentistry® method because the dentist can see the best position and then test this position in advance of treatment.
JawTrac® works with younger and older patients that want overbite correction to increase the size of their chins. It works with underbite correction to decrease the size of the patient’s chins and improve their profile. For older patients that want to look and feel younger it goes beyond anti-aging dentistry. Patients of all ages can experience JawTrac® anti-aging dentistry that actually improves their health while simultaneously reversing the effects of aging.