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Overbite Correction for Adults

Beyond Veneers and Cosmetic Dentistry - No Drilling, No Surgery

The Aging Adult and Overbite Problems

An overbite can be especially harmful to your health and appearance when you grow older, and your teeth start wearing down. When the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth, the jaw is forced back towards the ear canal, which reduces tongue space and constricts the airway. Because of ongoing tooth wear and bruxism, an inordinate amount of stress is placed on the TMJ.

Improved Breathing through Ideal Jaw Position

He almost got tricked into getting porcelain veneers, but this man knew something was wrong with grinding down healthy teeth.

You may find it more difficult to speak clearly, often being asked to repeat yourself. An aging overbite could interfere with your chewing and digestion. Popping and clicking increase. You may have more frequent headaches, have difficulty sleeping, experience neck pain, jaw pain, and even back pain. It becomes cumbersome to open your mouth. The impression you leave with those you meet is no longer one of confidence and professionalism. You look and feel old. You've lost your edge. But there is a great solution – read on!

Aging With a Deep Overbite

Closup photo showing aging teeth and a deep overbite

The close-up photo shows what a deep bite (or overbite) looks like. The lower teeth can only fit behind the upper teeth forcing the jaw back towards the patient's ears canal. Some patient experience tinnitus due to deep overbites. Aging accelerates.

Sleep Apnea, Snoring, and Tinnitus

Most patients may not realize that sleeping problems are very often caused, or at least worsened, by a deep overbite or a bad bite.

If you are tired from sleep problems and have stress and tension caused by your aging bite, this treatment may be your saving grace. Your first impression, your ability to establish yourself as credible and to have the ability to live a healthy life comes down to correcting worn down teeth, bad bites and overbites because life expectancy has increased.

The Optimum Overbite Correction Solution

Before-and-After photo showing a patient's overbite treated with VENLAY® REstorations

One man looks tired, and the other man looks refreshed. The man that looks refreshed is sleeping better, chewing better, speaking better, and radiates confidence.

Veneers Or Braces Cannot Correct An Overbite

The patient featured in this case study has a deep overbite and a small looking chin. He considered porcelain veneers but he had no idea that porcelain veneers generally make overbites worse as dentists grind or cut down teeth to allow for porcelain veneers to be bonded to your teeth. Although this will give you sparkling (and bulky) white teeth, you would most likely end up with your jaw in an even worse position.

Porcelain Veneers vs. VENLAY® Restorations

When this patient understood that his worn down, but healthy teeth would have to be drilled down for porcelain veneers, he decided he would search for another method. He found a method that was far superior to porcelain veneers and did not require drilling, grinding, or cutting down his healthy teeth. As the procedure is only available in Santa Monica, California, he got on a plane and flew in from Alaska. For the optimum correction of his overbite, porcelain veneers vs. VENLAY ® Restorations are not even a contest as veneers cannot correct the bite position to address the cosmetic and physical problems he was experiencing.

Deep Bite Correction with VENLAY® Restorations

Close-up photos showing a deep overbite before and after treatment

VENLAY® restorations bonded using Dr. Sam Muslin exclusive method to his untouched natural, healthy teeth. This patient now has a new bite, new face and a more masculine jawline.

JawTrac® and Jaw Position

Correcting an overbite requires more than the cosmetic camouflage porcelain veneers offer. Successful overbite correction is only possible once the optimum jaw position is identified and the jaw moved into that position. You can go to a dentist that will "guess" the jaw position, or you can come to Dr. Sam Muslin who uses JawTrac® to see the best jaw position in real time and then let the patient experience it before work overbite correction treatment starts. Not only will patients experience the comfort of their correct jaw position, but they will also see the effect on their physical appearance. Real life beats computer simulations hands down.

Moving the Jaw to the Correct Position

Jaw repositioned with JawTrac® and Overbite Corrected - Before and After Photo

Older looking men and women have thin lips and short round faces. Younger people have longer faces and better facial support because they have the jaw position this is ideal for their facial features.

JawTrac® and Jaw Position

Correcting an overbite requires more than the cosmetic camouflage porcelain veneers offer. Successful overbite correction is only possible once the optimum jaw position is identified and the jaw moved into that position. You can go to a dentist that will "guess" the jaw position, or you can come to Dr. Sam Muslin who uses JawTrac® to see the best jaw position in real time and then let the patient experience it before work overbite correction treatment starts. Not only will patients experience the comfort of their correct jaw position, but they will also see the effect on their physical appearance. Real life beats computer simulations hands down.

When Should You Have Deep Overbite Correction?

Treatment should be started as early as possible to minimize the severity. People are living a lot longer today and the strain from a malocclusion decreases the quality of life and the health of the patient. Patient's with ideal bite positions, developed by Dr. Sam Muslin's exclusive Face Lift Dentistry®treatment, are sleeping better, digesting their food better, have increased self-esteem and have transformed their lives into a healthy and happy existence. The treatment has been successfully completed on patients as young as 17 years of age and as old as 93 years of age. Because it can be completed with much less tooth grinding, braces or surgery, more patients of all age groups can benefit.

Can you Get Braces to Fix an Overbite?

Yes, you can get braces or Invisalign® to fix an overbite, in some cases. Dr. Muslin provided braces for his younger and older patients for nearly 20 years. However, now he has a much more reliable method to fix an overbite. There is a possibility that braces (or Invisalign®) can fix an overbite, at least temporarily. By far too many people are being told they need both jaw surgery and braces. Unfortunately there are a large number of patients that were told they needed jaw surgery to correct the overbite after the braces were started. Then there are many patients that had overbite correction with braces that got worse during the treatment or it failed shortly after the braces were taken off. Braces are not the best method of correcting overbites in adults because of bite stability problems. Today, there is a much more highly successful and predictable method for overbite correction that has many advantages over braces.

Overbites Get Worse With Age

Most people associate overbites with aesthetic features such as a small or recessed chin. There are, however, multiple side-effects related to the untreated overbite.

Shrinking Faces - With the wrong bite, worn down teeth and bruxism accelerates premature aging and shrinking faces. This would not be true if you had the perfect bite when you were 15 years of age. However, most of us never even were close to having the perfect bite, causing us to feel older prematurely.

Speech Problems - Clear word enunciation becomes more difficult as the teeth start wearing down, resulting in less room for the tongue. As the teeth get shorter and the tongue space gets reduced, patients not only have speaking problems but they also have problems enunciating their words clearly.

The Crowded Tongue Syndrome - However, besides slurry speech, the lack of tongue space has an even worse health risk and that is waking up too often or not getting enough sleep. Instead of being grouchy, you could actually feel good about yourself with your bite and jaw idealized with the Face Lift Dentistry® Health Care Method. Less stress, a younger face and better sleep have significant health advantages.

Hidden Teeth - Another issue with worn down teeth is that they cannot be seen as we age. Older people show lower teeth and younger people show upper teeth. The magic of this overbite correction method is that he builds a younger bite into an older person thereby making the older person younger looking!

An Overbite Makes You Age Faster

Closeup showing the aggravated  effects caused by aging with an overbite

His teeth were worn down, and the wear was very uneven. When he would bite together, he had a deep overbite that was causing him to age much faster than normal.

Non-Surgical Dentistry vs. Non-Invasive Dentistry

In layman's terms, Non-Surgical Dentistry means that they are not going to cut down the size of your jaw. However, they may still cut or grind down your teeth.

Contrast this to Non-Invasive Dentistry, which does not cut down the size of your jaw and does not cut down your teeth either. It is a no-brainer which is best.

Face Lift Dentistry® Explained

Face Lift Dentistry® is a treatment method designed to physically optimize your natural facial features and bone structure. It uses JawTrac® to locate and test the best possible jaw position from a cosmetic and from a physical perspective. It does not require jaw surgery or braces, and your healthy teeth stay intact using VENLAY® Restorations and not porcelain veneers.

The Dental Facelift® and Face Lift Dentistry® are Dr. Sam Muslin's trademarks and are interchangeably used to reference this method of treatment which is only available from his office in Santa Monica, California. As with any popular and successful innovation, there are always those who try to copy or imitate. At this stage, no other dentist is trained or authorized to offer Face Lift Dentistry® or The Dental Facelift®.

Overbite and Aging Effects Restored

His deep overbite restored, with a healthy and radiant appearance.

He saved himself from wasting his money on porcelain veneers because veneers cannot give you a younger face, help you sleep better or give you a smile anywhere near this healthy. Veneers cannot improve the jaw position and don't improve your health most of the time.

Sam Muslin DDS, MAGD

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