Facelift Dentistry

Facelift Dentistry For A Youthful Smile

At Orchard Scotts Dental, we rebuild our patient’s teeth to their youthful dimensions once again. We restore facial proportions, making them look younger and healthier. Patients will also be able to chew their food more efficiently, allowing them to consume a wider array of food.

 

The First Signs of Aging Begin With Your Smile

Having a beautiful smile is an important aspect of living well. It boosts your confidence, impacts your health, self-esteem and relationships. However, over time, your smile shows its age.

Unbeknownst to many, the first signs of aging often begin with your smile. As your teeth wear down, your facial structure collapses, making your appearance look “sunken”. Individuals who prematurely suffer from a collapse of their bite may look much older than they actually are.

For example, patients who have suffered from early loss of posterior teeth, or have issues with chronic bruxism, tend to have a prematurely collapsed bite which places undue stress on facial muscles and joints. Over time, their bite closes up, leading to a squarish looking jaw. Their chins move closer to their nose, resulting in a shorter lower third of the face.

What is Facelift Dentistry?

Facelift Dentistry is essentially restoring the worn out or missing teeth and realigning crooked tilted teeth with proper lips, cheeks, jaw and joint support. We do this by combining all the knowledge of teeth straightening, smile design, implant and soft tissue surgery, as well as dental materials to restore the facial balance and smile. 

It is a complex yet beautiful journey to a pleasant harmonious face. This is Facelift Dentistry.

What Can Facelift Dentistry Do For You?

The relationship between your upper and lower jaw determines your facial profile. Over time, as your bite collapses, the lower jaw begins to protrude and rotate upwards into overclosure. This leads to an aged look.

Your collapsed bite and resultant facial collapse can be reversed by building up your teeth. This restores your youthful proportions, making you instantly look. younger.

Sometimes, your upper and lower jaw may not be positioned harmoniously. This may lead to a crooked looking smile, or an excessively asymmetrical face. This may be corrected with facelift dentistry.
Many people suffer from chronic Temporomandibular Joint pain (TMJ), or Temporomandibular Disorder (TMD). Restoring a harmonious dental occlusion can improve facial muscle toxicity and stress on the Temporomandibular joint. This may resolve TMJ pain and help you take a step towards living a pain free in life.
A collapsed bite may also cause your lower jaw to fall backwards, leading to a recessed looking chin. Correct your bite to the anterior position will posture the chin forward, reducing the recession that has become apparent from the collapsed bite.

A narrow upper jaw also means a narrow mid face! Widening your smile also increases the proportions of your cheeks, giving the appearance of a more prominent cheekbones, a more tapered face, and a sharper chin.

The Orchard Scott Dental Method For A Youthful Smile

01

consultation (face
to face or virtual)

This is your first step towards achieving your dream smile! Our doctors will examine your teeth, assess your suitability and show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

02

Get your personalized
treatment plan

Start with a fast, precise digital scan (no goopy putty required). Next, our doctors will map out a custom treatment plan for you. You’ll even get to preview your new smile!

03

ready get set
invisalign go!

Your Invisalign journey at OSD starts here. From the first day of treatment to the last, you’ll never be on your own. The Invisalign journey is fully supervised by your doctor. Wear your aligners for 22 hours a day and treatment typically takes 6 to 16 months.

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Facelift Dentistry faq

The clear aligners do a similar job to the traditional metal braces (but they’re transparent and much more comfortable). The aim of the aligners is to gently put force on the teeth so that the alignment of one or more is changed. Each aligner is designed specifically for the patient and to address their particular problem area. Depending on the progress being made, aligners will have to be changed every few weeks to continue getting teeth into the actual position that they need to be in.
Wearing Invisalign aligners correctly is probably the most important factor for the effectiveness of your treatment. As per general recommendations, you have to wear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day. You can take the aligners off to eat, drink and have them properly cleaned. When done, however, do put the aligners back on. Also, keep in mind that the use of a retainer after you’re done with your aligner is an essential to help your teeth maintain the brand new position.

The short answer is no. Some people could experience a bit of discomfort over the first few days of each treatment stage. This is normal. The feeling, however, isn’t painful – most people describe it as pressure. This pressure means that your Invisalign aligners are doing their job and getting teeth closer to their correct position. 

Yes! In fact, dentists who with Invisalign in Singapore often get such cases.

A medical-grade thermoplastic material is used to give you custom aligners that are precisely shaped for your mouth and for the specifics of the problem you’re attempting to address.