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The facelift that starts in your mouth

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(05/06/14) - Imagine this - a facelift, without surgery. A few trips to the right dentist could take years off of your looks.

From lotions, to lasers, to peels and, of course, surgery, there are endless ways to fight aging. 
 
Why not a visit to the dentist, says Dr. Sam Muslin, "You can benefit enormously from a health perspective and look 10 years younger."

Dr. Muslin performs his trademarked "Facelift Dentistry" procedure where he analyzes the unhealthy bites and jaw position. Unlike veneers, the venlays he uses cover the whole tooth. Venlays add length to the teeth and stretch the face so wrinkles and fine lines are smoothed out.  

"You've permanently changed that patient's jaw position for the better," Muslin said.

He says the effects go deeper than the eye can see, with patients reporting improved digestion, better speaking ability, less jaw pain, grinding, headaches, and fewer sleep problems. It is quite pricey, ranging from $35,000 -  $80,000.  

Barbara had the procedure performed on her upper teeth, "I had headaches, and my teeth were just wrong. They just didn't fit my face."

"What we were able to do is give her a better neckline," Muslin says. All that and Barbara's headaches are gone.
 
"Yeah, it's fabulous," says Barbara, plans on getting her lower teeth done soon.
 
The procedure typically takes about two weeks from start to finish.
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