This patient had a deep overbite that actually caused her chin to look far too small. Because her upper teeth were completely covering her lower teeth, her entire lower jaw had to slide back in order for her rear teeth to make contact when she chewed.
The forcing back of her lower jaw caused neck discomfort, jaw pain, jaw popping, and frequent headaches. In addition to the health issues it made her chin look weak and out of proportion with the rest of her facial features. She was the perfect candidate for overbite correction without surgery.
Her upper front teeth were actually angled inward, which exacerbated her overbite. All of her teeth were a bit too small for her facial shape so her smile was weak, narrow, and too much of her gums showed. She considered a few possible solutions to change her bite, alleviate her jaw pain, and minimize her headaches such as braces. However, as a business professional she did not want to undergo months to years of slow change. She needed a much faster solution to her discomfort and she had aesthetic goals that braces cannot address.
With the goal of a healthy bite, a wider and whiter smile, and a life with fewer headaches, she decided to move forward with Dr. Muslin's Face Lift Dentistry®. Since the many of her teeth were actually too small for her smile, her treatment plan was primarily non-invasive. Dr. Muslin always strives to achieve the best results with as non-invasive a process as possible. As such preserving the majority, if not all, of the natural and healthy tooth structure is the goal.
To accomplish her overbite correction without surgery goals and to achieve optimal oral health, crowns on her rear molars and non-invasive veneers throughout the rest of her mouth was the best treatment plan. Her overbite was virtually eliminated with a custom bit design and her smile looks full and vibrant.
By correcting her bite her entire jaw was re-positioned to better support her facial proportions. The overbite was eliminated and the upper teeth that were once angled inward now support her upper lip. Her chin is more prominent and the shape of her lower jaw is in better harmony with her face.
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