Reviewed by Dr. Sam Muslin | Last Updated on 06/03/2020
When a patient with a deep overbite closes their teeth together, the overlapping upper teeth force the lower jaw back towards the ears, causing the chin to look smaller than what it is. As we get older, the teeth wear down, the overbite gets worse, the face becomes shorter, and the jawline and receding chin weakens the facial appearance.
When patients first become aware of their overbite, they often end up with porcelain veneers, braces, or clear aligners from their local dentist to treat the overbite. It is seldom if ever that one of these options will offer a lasting solution.
The patient explains the results of his non-invasive overbite and chin correction, about three months after treatment.
He has porcelain veneers on his upper teeth and was disappointed that the veneers failed to correct his chin. No matter how hard cosmetic dentists may try, porcelain veneers cannot correct a weak chin. They can improve your smile but not the chin size.
He was willing to go through with braces as an adult if it could help with his small chin and short face. But after a couple of years, the results were unsuccessful, and the patient was disappointed.
Cosmetically he looks and feels younger because this method benefits the health of the patient structurally. When we feel better physically, we look better cosmetically.
Yes, you eat, chew and bite normally, but your smile will take on a whole new level along with the facial support from the teeth.
Dr. Sam Muslin deeply appreciates all of the patients that have permitted him to display their photos so they can share their experience and help you understand that this method changes lives.