Under Bite Correction without Surgery or Braces
Naturally, most patients with under bites have been told that their only choice for correction is braces for about 2 years with jaw surgery after the first year of braces. The time involved and the risks associated with this treatment are well known. (Sometimes it is the best treatment.)
Porcelain Veneers to Fix Under Bites?
Porcelain veneers are typically placed on the upper teeth to make his upper jaw look larger but his lower jaw will still look large and will still be in an undesirable position. You cannot correct an under bite with porcelain veneers. The goal of treatment is to improve the facial profile and make the lower jaw look smaller.
These restorations go over the biting surface with a specific method that is designed to improve the patient’s bite. The goal is to have under bite correction without grinding down the patient’s natural healthy teeth and complete the treatment in just a matter of weeks.
Two Plane Flights Saved Time
When you consider how long the patient could be in the hospital with the jaw surgery and the time it takes to go to the orthodontist every couple of weeks for over 2 years, flying across the country twice really saves the patient a great deal of time and much less risk. This patient flew in for a couple of days on the first trip, flew back home for 3 weeks and then flew back for a few days to complete the care. His health was improved and his lower law looks much more normal. He now has permanently whiter teeth and a great smile.
Please call the office to speak with our treatment coordinators as they can help you make arrangements to fly in and get your treatment started without wasting your time. All of the photos in this website are untouched and unaltered.
Dr. Sam Muslin was Awarded LA’s Best Cosmetic Dentist for 2017
Santa Monica • Beverly Hills • Los Angeles