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Weak Jaw and Overbite Correction


Dr. Sam Muslin was Awarded LA's Best Cosmetic Dentist for 2018

Santa Monica • Beverly Hills • Los Angeles

What Is a Weak Chin?

A weak chin refers to a lower jaw bone that is either less developed (a congenital defect) or pushed back into the TMJ (chin recession), creating a chin and jawline that look like it leans inward toward the body. A weak chin is less pronounced, and it can create an unbalanced facial appearance.

Overbite problems highlighted, showing a protruding lip, front teeth overlapping bottom teeth and a weak chin.

This patient had a receding chin that was shrinking his face and made him look older. He also had an overbite that caused his top teeth to protrude too far and extended his upper lip.

Recessive Chins and Overbites

The pictures below show a patient with both an overbite and underdeveloped chin. Together, these problems can exaggerate the backward sloping of the lower part of the face as the upper lip is protruding and the chin leans inward.

How to Fix an Overbite and Weak Chin

Medical professionals sadly overlook the most sensical solution to correct a weak chin and overbite. Whereas they mostly recommend jaw surgery and braces, the correct solution is non-surgical overbite correction and jaw alignment without surgery or braces.

Other specialists offered this patient limited and invasive options requiring orthognathic jaw surgery and braces. However, Dr. Sam Muslin was able to fix this dental problem without jaw surgery and without years of braces. In the after picture below, you can see the remarkable results of Dr. Muslin’s high-tech and non-invasive solution that uses Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® and VENLAY® restorations.

Overbite and Small Chin Correction Without Surgery

Before and After Overbite and Chin Correction, done without surgery

JawTrac® and VENLAY® created better facial proportions and a nicer smile, while lengthening his face for a more attractive and younger appearance. Plus, the bite correction eased the eating process and improved a lisp in his speech.

Jaw Surgery and Overbite Correction

Before visiting Dr. Muslin, this patient saw five dental specialists, who all recommended jaw surgery and braces. Although jaw surgery may correct the bite, the outcome is not predictable. If Dr. Muslin believes that jaw surgery offers a better solution he will tell the patient. Nonetheless, most cases can be treated without surgery and without braces. Dr. Muslin is even able to provide his solution when surgery and braces have failed to help a patient.

The jaw surgery with braces route is not the best choices for most patients. There are numerous downsides to consider:

  • With surgery, the patient cannot experience the final results in advance or gain straight white teeth. Dr. Muslin’s overbite and receding chin treatment method provides both benefits. He offers a non-invasive and predictable way to correct the jaw, bite and chin.
  • Despite the long treatment and healing process, surgery does not always complete the correction process. Additional surgery may be required, and there can be unpredictable healing and scar tissue that continue to affect the patient years later.
  • Surgery and braces can greatly interfere with a patient’s life. The large time commitment causes people to lose time from work, school, a social life and various responsibilities.

Video: Receding Chin Patient Testimonial

Patient Video Testimonial, talking about Overbite and Small Chin Correction

In this video, the patient talks about how an overbite and receding chin negatively affected his life. Other specialists were not able to help him, but he’ll tell you about how Dr. Muslin’s non-surgical treatments changed his life for the better.

Can Veneers Correct an Overbite?

The limited options other specialists suggested for correcting this patient’s weak chin and overbite didn’t feel right to him, so instead, he had porcelain veneers placed on his upper and lower teeth. However, the veneers did not solve the problem. Desperate for a solution he decided to see Dr. Muslin and learn about his non-invasive dentistry treatments.

Dr. Muslin will tell you that veneers cannot correct an overbite, underbite or misaligned jaw. Veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry that does not improve your health, but only helps to change the smile. Plus, veneers require grinding down your healthy teeth, which is destructive and unnecessary to getting the results you want.

Dr. Muslin is able to offer a non-surgical overbite and receding chin treatment that is effective at correcting these problems. It goes deeper than cosmetic dentistry to improve dental health, while it also creates a beautiful smile. By using JawTrac® to align your jaw and VENLAY® Restorations with the Face Lift Dentistry® method to correct your overbite and receding chin you will have a balanced bite to compliment your face and have a more attractive and youthful appearance overall.

Weak Jaw and Overbite Corrected Without Surgery or Braces

Overbite Correction Transformation - Before and After Treatment

This patient flew from Oklahoma City to experience Dr. Sam Muslin’s non-surgical method for correcting the receding chin and overbite. He received the unique, advanced treatment method of Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® and VENLAY® Restorations. This solution gives fast overbite correction without the use of painful and time-consuming methods like surgery and braces.

Benefits of Face Lift Dentistry® With JawTrac® and VENLAY® Restorations:

  • It provides safer a much safer solution than jaw surgery
  • You save your healthy natural teeth as VENLAY® Restorations require no grinding, drilling or filing
  • It focuses on your entire face, not just your smile
  • It corrects receding chins
  • It is almost entirely painless
  • Underbites, overbites and misaligned jaws are corrected without jaw surgery or braces
  • The corrections are completed in just one month for most cases

JawTrac® Locates Your Natural Jaw Position

Dr. Muslin uses JawTrac® to find the correct placement for your jaw. It is a much more predictable and effective method for determining how the jaw should be moved than jaw surgery and neuromuscular dentistry.

While jaw surgery requires guesswork and the hope that the final placement will be correct, JawTrac® allows the patient to experience the new jaw position in advance through a temporary appliance the patient wears prior to treatment. You will already know how you will feel and how your speech will sound before you start receiving the treatment.

I would say do it, and do it now!

Overbite Correction Patient from Oklahoma City

VENLAY® Restorations and Overbite Correction

During the next part of the correction process, Dr. Muslin uses VENLAY® Restorations, which are not the same as veneers or merely a cosmetic solution. VENLAY® Restorations permanently move the jaw into the ideal position discovered with JawTrac®. They create whiter, straighter teeth that maintain the natural tooth structure without grinding.

This method comes with highly predictable results that can correct the bite even when jaw surgery and braces have failed.

Improved Health and Appearance

For this patient, an overbite and receding chin affected his mental and physical health for his whole life. The look and feel always bothered him, and he didn’t think his mouth and chin reflected his emotions accurately.

At the same time, he didn’t realize, until after receiving Dr. Muslin’s treatment, how much tension and difficulty with eating he had been experiencing before. The treatment took away the pain and made the bite feel better. After the treatment, he said about his jaw, “It actually feels like it’s where it’s supposed to be – it fits together.”

As a bonus, he now feels great about how his jaw and his new look. This non-invasive, high-tech method is a confidence booster that changes lives for the better.

Cost: Face Lift Dentistry® vs Jaw Surgery

The cost of Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® and VENLAY® Restorations seems high, but it’s absolutely worth it compared to the cost of jaw surgery. Surgery comes with drawbacks that can create hidden and unexpected costs. You might find that the benefits of Face Lift Dentistry® create a better value when every aspect is considered.

Face Lift Dentistry® generally takes up to a month to complete as it takes three weeks to make the VENLAY® Restorations. Most patients go home during the three-week period. The most remarkable benefit is that there is no healing and aftercare time. Compare this experience with jaw surgery, which requires extensive healing time which interferes with life responsibilities such as work and school.

Risks of surgery can result in added costs, and surgery doesn’t always entirely solve the problem. Many patients require additional surgery or braces, which increase the cost and add months or years to the correction period. Add up the many costs of surgery and other corrective procedures, and you may experience a hefty financial toll, as well as a physical and emotional one.

Plus, surgery ends up being a gamble on risks and uncertain results. But, with the Face Lift Dentistry® method and VENLAY® Restorations you get to try out and see the results priot to treatment.

About Dr. Muslin: “He’s an artist.”

After experiencing Dr. Muslin’s solution for a receding chin and overbite, this patient described the doctor as an artist with the technique and technology to back up his artistry. He is passionate about creating the best outcome for each patient, without cutting corners.

Dr. Muslin adjusted his specialty and his techniques over more than 40 years in dentistry to offer patients more advanced bite correction and jaw alignment options. While other dental specialists will continue to turn to surgery and braces, Dr. Muslin offers the painless and effective method of Face Lift Dentistry® with JawTrac® and VENLAY® Restorations.

Sam Muslin, DDS

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