Porcelain veneers are an excellent way to change your smile, however, they cannot alone change your bite or correct an overbite or the shape of your face or treat TMJ pain. This case illustrates how you can correct an overbite and create a beautiful, healthy smile and younger faces. There are alternatives to surgery, braces, and chin implants to correct this.
What does an overbite mean? An overbite is when the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth. Patients often have more rounded aces and shorter faces as well as a retruded chin in many cases.
Before: Overbite and worn teeth, veneers worn too
The photo above shows how this lady had veneers done years ago for a smile change. It is easy to see the overbite and worn teeth from the bad bite. The bite was not initially addressed and the breakdown and further damage can be seen. Since the bite was misaligned, it not only caused aging facial features, but also broken and worn teeth. Facial pain, TMJ, and grinding further ensued from this misaligned bite problem.
Dr. Konig uses non-surgical overbite correction methods to correct overbites, TMJ pain, and to create healthy functional cosmetic smiles.
Before any treatment begins, it is essential to find the correct physiologic bite position. This is so important as it determines where the bite will be designed too. Dr. Konig feels a test drive bite should be used before any permanent or irreversible treatment is done. Advanced computer systems are used to analyze and determine the correct physiologic position for health, facial features and smile design.
Notice the after photos show how the overbite has been corrected and this also corrected her facial asymmetry and aging facial features. This treatment protocol not only will help restore the worn and damaged teeth but also creates a non-surgical facelift using dental procedures.
If you have any questions regarding non-surgical bite correction or non-surgical facial asymmetry treatments, please feel free to contact our office, Ronald W. Konig DDS, FAGD, LVIF, 713-668-2289.