If you are unhappy with sagging facial tissues, you may be considering your facelift options. Surgical facelifts can attempt to restore your youthful appearance by cutting, stretching, and re-positioning your facial tissues. The problem with facelift surgery is that your facial tissues are just responding to changes in your mouth and jaw that help to shape your face.
Often the best way to rejuvenate your appearance is to restore those underlying structures so that your teeth and bones are back in the position they once occupied with a non-surgical facelift from a dentist. At the Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry, we can help you get a more youthful facial appearance by restoring a more youthful dental structure. This is described in detail below, but the best way to learn if it is right for you is to get an evaluation by a dentist.
To schedule a comprehensive evaluation, please call the Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry at 713-668-2289 in Houston today for a consultation.
Your Facial Appearance Depends on Your Mouth
Your mouth is a central feature in your facial appearance not only because your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, but because it provides the framework on which your facial appearance is built. When your facial appearance is first developing, your teeth, skull, and jaw all grow together.
Ideally, they create a harmonious structure that gives you an optimal facial appearance. However, with age your teeth can become worn, lost, or move out of position. The result is not just changes to your smile, but changes to your facial shape and proportion.
How Does My Jaw Cause Facial Asymmetry Or Swelling?
Facial asymmetry can occur from the muscles of the face not working together, meaning some are working harder than others. When this happens the muscle working harder becomes larger causing asymmetry. Imagine going to the gym and only doing bicep curls on one arm. Other times, the misaligned bite can place strain on the jaw joint and can cause swelling in the jaw joint. This overtime often leads to changes in the skeletal bones as well which further contributes to facial asymmetry. Good news is most of these issues can be corrected non-surgically.
How Non-Surgical Facelifts Work
Non-surgical facelifts work by restoring your teeth and mouth to their former state to improve your facial appearance. If you have lost teeth, your face will lose length, becoming more flattened and round. Your cheeks and lips may become sunken. Typical dentures may not help much because they do not stay in place to fill the role your lost teeth performed. Properly fitted dentures, on the other hand, can restore your facial appearance.
Even if you haven't lost teeth, chipped, cracked, or crooked teeth can cause your jaw to move out of alignment. Your jaw can also be moved out of place by injury or a concussive jolt. Poorly positioned jaws can give you the appearance of a receding chin (which can make your nose look large) or crooked jaw. Neuromuscular dentistry can help restore your jaw to its natural position, giving you a firm, well-defined jaw line and reducing the appearance of jowls or turkey neck.
For more information, see our Questions about Non-Surgical Facelifts page.
Why Choose Dr. Konig
Only a neuromuscular dentist is properly trained to understand the complex interactions between your teeth, bones, muscles, and nerves. Understanding these interactions is crucial to restoring the proper harmony among your facial tissues that can rejuvenate your facial appearance.
Dr. Ronald W. Konig has received training in neuromuscular dentistry at the prestigious Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He has helped many people in the Houston area find relief from neuromuscular dental problems to achieve healthy, attractive smiles. To learn more about Dr. Konig's non-surgical facelift procedures, please contact the Konig Center for Cosmetic & Comprehensive Dentistry by calling 713-668-2289 today.