What should be considered and evaluated with bite correction procedures:
1) TMJ: pain and dysfunction needs to be addressed
2) Profile of face
4) Cervical issues
5) Position of the teeth
6) Tongue posture and function
A 3D CBCT scan can provide much valuable information to help plan treatment so that long term stabilization is possible.
Class III or underbite corrections are possible without surgery and can be completed with conservative porcelain restorations. This truly changes faces, profiles, and bites as well as can prevent further damage to the teeth.
Class II or overbites can also benefit from conservative bite correction using conservative porcelain restorations. Many of these cases also have an overclosed bite and a small chin. These cases not only change the bite, but the facial profiles as well.
Other cases have collapsed bites or sunken faces in which bite correction can be done non-surgically and create healthier bites and more beautiful faces.
If you have questions about bite correction with no jaw surgery, please feel free to call our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, FIAPA, 713-668-2289.