Patients often believe that to restore a youthful appearance, they will need to undergo a traditional facelift, which involves cutting, lifting and stretching skin and underlying tissues. This surgery results in pain, bruising, a long recovery period and sometimes an unnatural appearance. Another option you may not be aware of is a non-surgical facelift at the dentist’s office, which consists of restoring your teeth and mouth to a more youthful state, which rejuvenates the appearance of the face. Here’s how a non-surgical facelift at the dentist’s office works:
As you age, you may have chipped, crooked or even missing teeth, which makes you look older than you are. A non-surgical facelift improves the shape of your face, fixes the jawline, and corrects overbites, underbites and bad bites. This procedure can improve or correct sunken cheeks and lips, excess or hanging skin, jowls, turkey neck and a receding chin.
If you have lost teeth, your face starts to look more flattened, and your cheeks and lips may become sunken. If properly fitted, dentures can restore your facial appearance, but typically dentures may not help much because they don’t stay in place.
Chipped, cracked and crooked teeth can all cause your jaw to move out of alignment. Even an injury can move the jaw out of place. This can make you look like you have a receding chin, which makes you appear older than you are. Neuromuscular dentistry can correct the malalignment of the jaw and give you a more firm, well-defined jawline, which reduces the appearance of jowls or turkey neck, making you appear younger.
To achieve the results you desire, it’s important to work with a dentist experienced in neuromuscular dentistry, as they understand the complex interactions between your teeth, bones, muscles and nerves. Dr. Ronald W. Konig has received neuromuscular training at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, so you can be sure that your care is in good hands.
If you live in the Houston area and want to learn more about non-surgical facelifts, set up a consultation with Dr. Konig by calling 713-668-2289.