While overbites usually are not considered serious, they place the patients with a life long physical compromise that can evolve into a handicap. Over time people with this dental problem develop some degree of physical compromise, says Santa Monica bite restoration expert Sam Muslin, DDS, MAGD.
Overbites may lead to:
- Jaw pain and joint popping
- Clenching and Grinding
- Loss of tooth enamel
- Premature aging
- Speech Clarity Problems
- Small Chin & Short Lower Face
- Low Self-Esteem
One young overbite patient was experiencing ongoing headaches. She hated her profile, too. She consulted with other medical professionals, but was not thrilled with the initial recommendations she was given.
“I was told the only options for me were jaw surgery and braces, and that was just not going to work,” she said.
She wanted dental correction for her overbite without surgery or “metal mouth braces.” She heard about Dr. Muslin’s breakthrough Face Lift Dentistry® method and saw the fantastic results his other patients were getting. She made an appointment and liked what she heard during her consultation with him.
“I came to Dr. Muslin pretty unhappy with my profile. I was having headaches and jaw problems and not only looking older but feeling older,” she explained.
Dr. Muslin offered his breakthrough alternative to painful jaw surgery and long-term orthodontic visits. She took him up on his advice. Years later she is still grateful.
The headaches, jaw problems and low self-esteem?
“I have none of those now,” she says. “I haven’t thought about it once in the three years after I had the VENLAY®s put on using his Face Lift Dentistry® method. It’s been a wonderful experience. Dr. Muslin made this huge transformation for me – with no shots, no drilling. Believe it! I’d do it again in a heartbeat!”
“This patient received breakthrough dentistry,” says Dr. Muslin. “Her facial profile was corrected, her bite was corrected, her headaches are gone and all without surgery, without grinding down her teeth and she experienced big health benefits. She hated her old shortened profile, her small looking chin but loves her new profile because her chin is actually larger than it looked. Her chin looks better, her jaw doesn’t click and pop, and she’s no longer plagued by headaches. With VENLAY®Restorations customized for her bottom teeth, using the Face Lift Dentistry® method, the treatment solved TMJ pain, and the premature aging to her face that was caused by her overbite was reversed. This is life-changing high tech dentistry. She flew in from another state just to know if what she saw on his website was actually a possibility for her”
An estimated 10 million people suffer from temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and muscle disorder, according to The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. The TMJ is the angular, hinging and sliding joint in the jaw near the ear. Pain in this area can interfere with sleep, eating, talking and work. By treating the source of the pain, Dr. Muslin improves physical health. “Once a biologically compatible jaw position is achieved, using my method, pain and tension disappear”, he explains. “Chewing improves, face shape is better, sleep is deeper, productivity at work goes up, no longer needing pain pills and the patients’ self-esteem soars”.