When it comes to your appearance, your Really Smile dentist (in Carmel, IN) can do a lot for your smile and the look (and health) of your teeth. Of course, your appearance isn’t just about how good your teeth look; there’s a whole face surrounding your teeth!
Over the years, you might have noticed that your face has begun to sag, and your chin and nose even seem to be getting closer together. This is a natural part of aging, but that doesn’t mean you have to live with it. The facelift is one of the most popular plastic surgery procedures, but many people have misgivings about actually going under the knife to improve their appearance.
What if we told you your dentist could make you look years younger without surgery? Your Really Smile Dentist can give you a whole new “lease on youth” with a non-surgical facelift.
What is A Non-Surgical Facelift?
A conventional facelift is an intensive surgical procedure. To eliminate wrinkles and sagging in the face, a plastic surgeon removes “excess” skin from your face and neck, then tightens the skin and tissues that remain.
Sounds pretty gruesome, doesn’t it? The good news is you don’t have to go under the knife! Instead of surgically altering your body’s tissues, we focus on how improvements we can make to your teeth, jaws, and the structures of your face to improve your appearance.
What is the Relationship Between My Teeth and the Look of My Face?
Your teeth are an important part of your anatomy; they play a role in the digestive system (chewing and grinding food), and they also part of what makes you look like you.
Have you ever sat on a wobbly chair? It makes you keep an odd posture to stay upright and It’s not very comfortable. It’s usually because one leg is somewhat shorter than the others, or is missing a foot pad. In a restaurant, your waiter might fix the problem with a book of matches.
Your teeth and face operate on a similar principal. Your teeth are the “legs” of the chair, but over time, your teeth become worn and sustain other damage that affects how they are aligned. If your teeth get sufficiently misaligned due to wear and damage, your face will slowly develop that “collapsed flan” look that is considered a characteristic of extreme old age.
How Does It Work?
Your dentist will need to examine your teeth, face, and other important anatomical structures to determine exactly where the problem areas are. Your dentist will use a number of interventions to create a specific treatment plan just for you. Your Really Smile Dentist is not just a great dentist, but is also a specialist in neuromuscular dentistry. Neuromuscular dentistry is a discipline within dentistry that focuses on how the alignment of the jaws and teeth affect other bodily systems, including the appearance of the face and the maintenance of its shape. This expertise allows us to approach cosmetic dentistry from a holistic, or “whole-face” approach.
While the procedures your dentist might use to resolve your specific issue vary, none of them require invasive surgery; this means healing time is short (if any at all) and you’ll be able to re-enter the world with a beautiful new face without ever setting foot in an operation hall!
Want To Improve Your Looks Without Surgery?
Your Really Smile team is ready to help! We offer a range of cosmetic and general dentistry procedures and services to help you achieve your best look without surgery. Call us for a consultation and learn how we can can help!
Dial 317-451-4050, or click here to reach our online appointment form to book your visit now!