Does TMJ Affect My Facial Features and Facial Symmetry?

Most patients with TMJ issues do have changes in their faces. Even if no TMJ Pain is experienced you can still improve your facial structures. This type of dentistry is essentially a non-surgical facelift. Patient’s with TMJ invariably have facial issues that can change with proper treatment. Many times, patients seek  TMJ treatment for facial asymmetry with no pain.

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Underbite and overclosed bite with facial asymmetry
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Bite management utilized to find correct physiologic bite, note change in facial form and healthier appearance

Some examples of what facial features are affected with TMJ problems or underdeveloped bites:

  • Small chins
  • Large chins
  • Facial asymmetry
  • Disproportionate muscles
  • Shortened lower one third of face
  • Aging faces

These types of cases are not fixed with conventional porcelain veneers, but rather with physiologic dentistry. This takes into consideration the facial alignment, jaw joints, neck muscles, facial muscles, and lower one third of the face as well.

Dr. Konig explains, “This involves aligning the jaw and facial muscles to their correct physiologic position which invariably restores the muscles and faces to a healthier and well proportioned faces.” He further explains that many times this should be considered before a surgical facelift as it can change the lower 1/3 of the face and facial symmetry and can reduce the wrinkles as well.

Non-surgical overbite and underbite treatment can also be accomplished in most cases changing their overall health and appearance. This will not happen with conventional porcelain veneers and crowns that simply changes the appearance of the teeth, but not the facial features and profiles.

If you have questions regarding Houston Non-surgical overbite and underbite questions or Houston non-surgical facelifts in the dental office, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-248-8868.

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