Eventually things wear out… even your smile
Your car, your clothes, your electronics, over the course of time, most things wear out. Unfortunately, even your teeth feel the impacts of time and daily wear and tear.
Worn teeth can change the appearance of your face. Some of the changes you may notice are:
- Your lips look thinner
- Jowls have appeared along your lower jaw
- Deep creases have developed between your chin and lower lip
- The skin of your lower face has begun to cave in
While changes, especially ones that make you look older, are an unwelcome consequence of worn teeth, a bigger impact can be the effect it has on your bite. Worn or damaged teeth can contribute to bite alignment problems, resulting in snoring, sleep apnea or painful TMJ symptoms.
How does one improve their bite?
To make sure your smile rejuvenation will improve your bite, jaw and muscle monitoring equipment is used to find the most optimal bite for your specific face. What some people call a non-surgical facelift, a smile rejuvenation is really a process that restores balance and function by:
- Finding your best bite by scanning your jaw and jaw muscles
- Restoring your bite with an orthotic
- Maintaining the correct bite position with dental treatment or restorations to repair your teeth
Creating a strong foundation
While the primary goal that’s often behind a facial rejuvenation is to improve one’s appearance by targeting the dental issues that can cause you to look older than you feel, you’ll also benefit from the heath gains of:
- Ensuring your jaw is properly aligned
- Replacing missing teeth
- Restoring worn or shortened teeth
When teeth and bite alignment issues are resolved, your facial structure’s foundation will be strengthened. Once the “bricks-and-mortar” of your face have been restored, the space between nose and chin your should increase reducing the creases or jowls that may have appeared.
What kinds of treatments help resolve facial structural issues?
- Porcelain veneers and dental bonding can change the length, and shape of your teeth. They can also perk up drooping lips, and cover flaws like staining, chips or spots on teeth.
- Dental implants and bridges replace missing teeth, increasing facial support, preventing your other teeth from shifting, and keeping your bite in alignment.
- Arch widening can add lift to your cheeks, and make room to accommodate overcrowded teeth.
- Repositioning teeth with orthodontics can help resolve bite alignment and facial structure issue.
Renew your smile
A smile rejuvenation can bring new life to a worn-out smile. When bite problems have been resolved and your teeth are their original size and shape, there’s a good chance you will not only look but feel better too.