How Your Teeth Impact Your Facial Appearance
When your facial tissues developed, they grew around the framework provided by your bones and teeth. This created the youthful appearance of your face.
As your teeth wear, though, they can shrink, changing the proportion and shape of your face. Your face becomes shorter and rounder, less an elegant oval, attractive heart, or strong square, and more just a more aged circle.
You may notice these specific changes:
- Your lips change shape, becoming thin, compressed, and wrinkled
- Jowls appear as excess fat and skin begin to sag at the jaw line
- A deep crease develops between your chin and lower lip
- The skin of your lower face becomes squished
With an overall result in a sagging facial appearance, more wrinkles, and an appearance that is older than your true age.
A nonsurgical facelift restores your teeth to their youthful proportions, and when we do that, we change your face back to the way it used to be. Many of the above changes you may have noticed will be minimized or eliminated.
Tekscan helps us make this amazing transformation. Tekscan measures the forces in your bite, showing how much pressure is put on each tooth and restoration. That means that your new smile won’t just look like a youthful, healthy one, it will feel like one, too.