Physiologic Dentistry: Relax and Rejuvenate the Face
By Maryam Motlagh D.M.D on October 14, 2016
Before and after Youngface™ Dentistry
The face is one area that often shows the premature signs of aging. Lines and wrinkles can develop around the eyes, nose, and mouth, giving patients an aged appearance. Many times, patients believe that the only effective way to treat these wrinkles and restore a more youthful appearance is by turning to invasive cosmetic treatments, such as facelift surgery.
Would you be surprised to find out that non-invasive dental care may be able to provide similar results? It is true. Youngface™ Dentistry allows you to relax your facial muscles and achieve a facelift effect with neuromuscular dentistry at our Portland, OR practice. Cosmetic dentist Maryam Motlagh has helped countless patients restore a more youthful and energetic appearance, all while improving their oral health and functions.
How Your Bite Affects Your Appearance
It is obvious that the appearance of the teeth can have a significant impact on a person’s overall aesthetics. However, the bite also affects a person’s facial appearance.
The bite is an important substructure of the face. It plays a large role in determining a person’s profile and creating a symmetrical appearance that is considered by many to be one of the standards of beauty. In addition, the muscles surrounding the mouth and jaw are largely responsible for the formation of fine lines, wrinkles, and deep creases.
If a patient has a bad bite or suffers from misalignment problems, the muscles around the jaw will likely spasm while that person is biting or chewing. In an attempt to compensate for a bad bite, the facial muscles will also tighten. This muscle tension can cause wrinkles and other cosmetic imperfections that create an aged and worn-down appearance.
Treat Facial Tension with Youngface™ Dentistry
Youngface™ Dentistry is a form of neuromuscular treatment that relaxes the facial muscles to provide effects that are similar to a facelift. The overwhelming benefit of Youngface™ Dentistry is that it is completely non-invasive. Treatment is performed without any shots, surgery, or permanent alterations to the teeth.
During a Youngface™ Dentistry procedure, Dr. Motlagh treats muscle spasms by applying ultra low frequency electrical neural stimulation. This FDA-approved technique is a comfortable and effective way to relax facial muscle in just an hour. When the facial muscles are relaxed, the jaw will sit in its natural resting position.
By ideally positioning the jaw, we are able to alleviate muscle tension, stretch and smooth the facial skin to minimize lines and wrinkles, and improve facial proportions. Following neuromuscular dentistry treatment, patients are pleased to find that their face looks more youthful and energetic.
To ensure the long-lasting results of these effects, patients are fitted for a Myoaligner™ following Youngface™ Dentistry treatment. This comfortable appliance supports the jaw, maintains proper alignment of the bite, and preserves a refreshed appearance for patients.
A misaligned bite can compromise oral functions, create facial tension, and prematurely age the facial features. If you’d like to learn more about how neuromuscular dentistry can safely and effectively address these issues, contact us at your earliest convenience.
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