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Eliminating Jaw Tension with the JawTrac® Ideal Jaw Position Technology

No Surgery, No Braces, No Drilling, Quick Results

Santa Monica • Beverly Hills • Los Angeles

Written by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 09/24/2019

The reason that so many of us have jaw tension is that there is a mismatch between the teeth, bite, jaw position, TMJ, and the patients bone structure. Genetically, most of us never had the most ideal jaw position, which is why we have jaw tension stress. The stress in the jaw is related to clenching during sleep which is why we may wake up with a headache, neck pain, back pain, TMJ pain. Perhaps we just never slept very well and we wake up grumpy. If there is not enough room for our tongues because we have an overbite or underbite, we get jaw tension symptoms that decrease the quality of our lives.

Jaw Tension Causes

When your chin is pushed back towards your throat, the airway passage size is reduced. When your jaw closes too far because your teeth are too short or you wore down your teeth from clenching and grinding jaw tension can increase at night. When the jaw position is not optimal, our body is forced to spend energy accommodating to the wrong jaw position. Some patients have expressed jaw tension during singing, talking, or laughing because there is so much jaw tension that it can cause pain.

Clenched Jaw Body Language and the Forward Head Posture

Most of the time, we have the "forward head position" when we have a deep overbite and constricted airway. This happens more as we age because we need to have a more forward head posture in order to breathe easier.

Before photo showing jaw tension. After photo shows a relaxed jaw with the jaw moved into the ideal position

When your jaw is pushed back by your bite, jaw tension causes normal body functions to be compromised. We don't sleep as well, eat as efficiently, breathe as effectively. We can also have self-esteem issues because we don't like our facial profile.

The clenched jaw body language is a result of jaw tension stress, difficulty breathing, the position of our lower jaw from a deep overbite also reduces our blood oxygen level especially when we are sleeping. We have seen patients that have improved posture and reduced forward head posture even while testing with JawTrac® Technology. The goal is to prove that JawTrac® testing has health benefits before treating the teeth. You cannot test jaw surgery or braces for success which is why the results could be less than expected.

A Misaligned Jaw Cause Jaw Tension at Night

When the jaw is misaligned, as example with an overbite, the teeth usually cause the wrong jaw position, creating jaw tension and stress. These patients typically have head and neck tension, sleeping problems and cosmetic problems. There is a solution that is safe, and quicker than any other method and it is predictable.

Why does my Overbite create Jaw Tension?

Illustration showing an overbite and resulting jaw tension

Most people have tall lower front teeth and short lower back teeth which cause the lower jaw to close too far, causing TMJ tension and jaw stress, and making the chin look small.

Jaw Tension and Surgery

Most patients with deep overbites had orthodontics that did not work, and most were told they had to have orthognathic surgery. Jaw Surgery cuts the lower jaw and slides it forward so it can look better and function better, but healing can be unpredictable. For most people, we do not recommend jaw surgery because the Face Lift Dentistry® Method is the comprehensive method involving functionality, physicality, along with cosmetic benefits that most people cannot believe.

The Ideal Jaw Position Without Surgery

Moving the jaw into the final jaw position without surgery - before and after treatment

With our breakthrough JawTrac® Technology, our patients get to experience their new jaw position before we begin their VENLAY® Restoration treatment.

Jaw Tension Relief with the Ideal Jaw Position

She explains her problem and the results of her treatment in a straight-up honest manner. No treatment is perfect, but no other treatment is like the Face Lift Dentistry® method.

Why Does My Jaw Click and Pop?

Jaw Clicking and Popping Illustration

Jaw tension symptoms occur when the little pad (meniscus) between the top of your lower jaw and the jaw socket of the skull is forced into an abnormal position. When the upper and lower jaw is misaligned, there is jaw tension, clenching and grinding, and sometimes clicking and popping, as the jaw moves.

An Enhanced Profile and a Relaxed Jaw Position

A stressed jaw position in the before photo, and a relaxed ideal jaw position in the after photo, with an enhanced facial profile and aesthetics.

The shape of her face is proportional. Her new JawTrac® jaw position relieved jaw tension and stress. The "no tooth grinding" VENLAY® Bite Restorations hold that new jaw position by correcting the overbite, and it was all organized by the Face Lift Dentistry® method. She has less Jaw Tension symptoms and loves the improvement to her facial profile and the improved shape of her face and jawline.

Sam Muslin DDS, MAGD

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