Face Lift Dentistry® is a revolutionary dental procedure that doesn’t just improve an individual’s teeth, but their entire face and jawline. The man behind the remarkable non-invasive procedure is Dr. Sam Muslin, who has become the go-to dentist when it comes to optimizing the face without surgery.
Muslin has developed Face Lift Dentistry® over the course of a 42-year career and built one of the most sought out dentists in the United States. People from all over the globe head to his Santa Monica, California clinic to experience the life altering method.
Face Lift Dentistry® has over 120 documented cases with before and after photos and videos. According to Muslin, the method is the preferred alternative to jaw surgery for just about anyone that wants to have an “edge up” in life. The mouth and jawline can transform a person’s face, and Dr. Muslin explains just how the procedure improves the lives of those who experience it.
Dr. Muslin, you have received worldwide notoriety for being the only Facelift Dentist®. Can you start off telling us how you got started in the dentistry profession and the career journey you have enjoyed?
In the first year of dental school, I realized that I was gifted with great hand skills and completed all requirements by the end of the third year. For the fourth year, the Dean of the School assigned me multiple complex full mouth reconstruction cases with the school’s department heads working directly with me. By the end of the fourth year, the advanced training was beneficial as I realized that the shape of your face and jawline are directly determined by your teeth, jaw position and bite. Patients can get a structural facelift that revitalizes the face, health, and self-confidence.
We don’t realize how much better we can look and how much better we can feel if we had teeth that were the right size, shapes, angles, color and they coordinated with the jaw joints, to give our faces the most advantageous shape. My senior patients look and feel younger and my younger patients get a big boost in self-esteem.
People fly in from all over the world because I am offering something that the patients say, “we cannot get it anywhere else.” A lot of dentists fix bites but they don’t deliver the results that Face Lift Dentistry® delivers. The improved functionality also balances the proportions of the face, the facial profile, the smile, and it is simultaneously done without drilling down your healthy teeth, without jaw surgery or braces. It “optimizes your bite to your TMJ anatomy giving you the no drilling Face Lift Dentistry® advantage.” The health benefits are also very significant.
One of our patients said, “It was way easier to get on a plane than to make another mistake with a local dentist.”
What exactly is Facelift Dentistry®, and how can it change the lives of those who experience the procedure?
Face Lift Dentistry® is functional healthcare that creates smiles beyond veneers. It improves your TMJ functionality and reduces head and neck tension with a redesign to the shape of your face. It gives our patients a life-reset, a confidence boost, that reverses the impact of aging from teenagers to 93 years of age. Facelift Dentistry® can treat: a weak facial profile, a sinking jawline, premature aging, the resting “bitch” face or the grumpy older man face, small looking chins, sleeping problems when our bite decreases the size of the airway, a slowly collapsing face from tooth wear, an underbite without jaw surgery, digestive problems due to inadequate chewing, and ear pain from the lower jaw being forced backward with an overbite.
It also treats a collapsed bite, worn down teeth, headaches, aging, cannot see your disappearing upper teeth when you talk because your teeth are getting shorter. It restores your enamel that was lost from clenching and grinding down teeth that contribute to facial collapse. It is an alternative treatment for jaw surgery and years of braces, TMJ pain, crooked teeth, dark teeth, already had jaw surgery, braces, and clear aligners, jaw clicking, and popping. It replaces porcelain veneers that do nothing for the jawline, can correct a previously done full mouth reconstruction and give a wider smile.
I realize that it sounds like a lot, but FaceLift Dentistry® can be an alternative to invasive treatment that the traditional methods offer but cannot deliver results as quickly, as predictably and as non-invasively.
Dr. Muslin has changed dentistry. He received an exceptional education that allowed him to realize the power he had to change the lives of patients. With the knowledge he gained, Dr. Muslin went about developing his revolutionary procedure.
You most likely didn’t start out to change dentistry all those years ago. So, what inspired you to become the Facelift Dentist®?
My dental education was a rare exception to the norm as I was able to get results that were the inspirational force to my dental future. Forty-two years ago, I realized that we can look and feel better than we ever imagined with bite optimization dentistry that has advantages a facelift cannot offer. Dentistry is mostly a fragmented system where you go get braces for one thing, veneers for another, and surgery for the other. Your teeth are straight but your jawline looks weak. If you have had jaw surgery and years of braces but everything is still misaligned this method can help you.
Once I realized the transformational power that Face Lift Dentistry® can achieve for the patient’s face, jawline, and health, it became my passion to pursue it. It took years to develop the method as technology improved, bonding evolved, porcelain got much stronger and the non-invasive and non-surgical element made this treatment so much easier for the patient.
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Your dentistry facility in Santa Monica, California is dedicated to educating patients about the impact the teeth, jaw and bite have on the face. How do these three factors affect the face and health of individuals?
My challenge is to help future patients understand that they can live a better life with a treatment that is easier than ever to receive. When patients come in for a consultation, it allows me to demonstrate and test how JawTrac® lets them physically experience their new jaw position and visually see their new facial proportions and jawline before we work on the teeth. Once they come in, see it and experience it, they understand how this method will impact their lives and how fast it can be delivered with the non-invasive VENLAY® bite restorations.
Dr. Muslin stresses that Face Lift Dentistry® treats a number of issues related to the mouth from a person’s bite to self-esteem. The procedure goes beyond porcelain veneers and that is why people from all over the world seek out Dr. Muslin’s Santa Monica facility to fix their oral issues.
How extensive is Facelift Dentistry? In terms of the time it takes to conduct such a procedure and the recovery time, what can patients expect before experiencing it?
Face Lift Dentistry® treats a multitude of dental health problems related to bites, misaligned jaws, TMJ pain, worn down teeth, self-esteem and aging faces. It gives patients the ability to “get their teeth, bite and TMJ coordinated” by going beyond smile dentistry with veneers that do nothing for our jawlines. The best part is that we can get the “optimized jawline” without the dentist drilling down good teeth to little pegs, which means there are no temporaries, no shots, it is not painful, no downtime and no recovery time for most patients.
One patient said: “I am comfortable for the first time in a very long time and this feels like my jaw is where it is meant to be.”
Some patients need a lot of dentistry when they come in, which is addressed after we take x-rays and complete the exam and JawTrac® simulation. However, just about everyone has some teeth that are healthy that will not be drilled down which makes it easier for our patients with healthy teeth to receive this method. The non-invasive, no drilling element to Face Lift Dentistry® has made it accepted by far more patients that rejected traditional treatments. As an example, we see patients that had years of orthodontics and jaw surgery, which did not get it done so they got porcelain veneers, and later clear aligners and still do not have the ideal jaw position for their facial structures and TMJ. So, after wasting all of that time and money, they got the Face Lift Dentistry® method, and all of the health and cosmetic benefits.
As a non-surgical treatment, how are the teeth, bite, and jaw fixed during the procedure, and how long does treatment take?
Your bite controls your face and jawline every minute of every day. We are living decades longer so getting the teeth, bite and jaw functionally coordinated relieves stress, tension and improves health both mentally and physically. This method does what facelifts, Botox®, and facial fillers cannot achieve because Face Lift Dentistry® can structurally improve facial proportions.
Dentistry isn’t just a demanding profession dealing with patients, but one in which doctors must handle the entrepreneurial side of their clinics. Dr. Muslin found the right work-personal life balance many years ago after experiencing a very “humbling time” during schooling. Getting the work-person life balance right has allowed the dentistry guru to enjoy his family while being a highly sought out professional.
Dentistry is one practice in which doctors must not only be skillful dentists but good with business management. How difficult was it to balance the dentistry side with the entrepreneurial business side of the practice? How long had you been practicing before you felt comfortable with both sides of the industry?
I married in my third year of dental school, we had no money, I was borrowing money every year and got a job, analyzing blood and spinal fluid for the local hospital at night. We lived very humbly. After practicing dentistry for one year, I made $12,000 and we officially proclaimed ourselves, “filthy rich”.
Years later, I had to make a choice between the Face Lift Dentistry® side of the practice, and the general dentistry side. I gave away most of my general dentistry patients many years ago to achieve a balance between family, recreation and the entrepreneurial areas of my life. Making this sacrifice helped me to stay married, coach my three daughters’ sports teams, and provide my exclusive level of dental health care to a lot more people plus greatly improve the method over the last 10 years.
Face Lift Dentistry® has over 120 documented cases on the website alas hundreds more with before and after photos and videos on the website. It shows that this method is the preferred alternative to jaw surgery for just about anyone that wants to have an “edge up” in life because you get the teeth, the bite, the face, and the health benefits in one plan. I am deeply appreciative of my patients that have allowed me to show their faces on the website. These patients are willing to show their faces and their results for your benefit. Most patients do not give me permission so that their privacy is respected.
The last 10 years have been both the most successful years as well and the most rewarding years because I have improved the speed, quality, predictability and aesthetics of the method.
A teenager had her face collapsed like that of a much older person after braces were removed. The orthodontist had no idea what to do because he corrected her bite and made her teeth straight. However, orthodontics could not optimize the bite. To optimize the bite we did JawTrac® testing and she loved the new shape to her face. All 28 of her teeth received VENLAY® bite restorations without any drilling and without a shot. Her entire face was transformed from an “old lady face” to a younger, more vibrant person with beaming self-confidence.
In 2015, you were named Los Angeles’ Top Cosmetic Dentist. How do awards such as that change the business? Is it a marketing tool that enables the company to grow and more patients to be obtained?
Awards and recognition are great because they bring attention to my evolutionary method. My most successful marketing “advantage” is the before and after photos and videos of my patients. These photos are untouched and unaltered and my deepest appreciation goes to these patients.
Trademarking Face Lift Dentistry®, the Dental Face Lift®, VENLAY®, and Jawtrac® has protected the method and allowed the technique to survive. Why protect them? I have experienced the false advertising by hundreds of dentists and website designers that illegally “scrapped” my photos or stole my trademarks from my website, and began advertising my photos on their websites when they cannot offer this method. We put a stop to that and we continue enforcing the trademarks and to protect my patients.
Dr. Muslin has built up a catalog of stories in which patients desperately needed his help to improve their mouth and face. The procedure has received universal praise from the individuals who have had their lives changed by it and the testimonials provided by Dr. Muslin are evidence of the positive experiences patients have enjoyed.
You have treated patients from all over the world with the Facelift Dentistry® procedure. Is there one patient or story over the years that really sticks out in your mind? Perhaps, you worked on an individual who had desperately needed the procedure. What is it like to have a patient such as that you can completely change the life of?
Everyone that I have worked on desperately needed the procedure and I have hundreds of stories that could be in a book, so here are three stories that give different examples of how lives are changed.
THE BANKER- A bank employee said to me, “When I am up for a promotion, my competition is equally qualified. I plan to look healthier, happier, and more confident so that I get the promotion instead of them.” Over the next 20 years, he received promotions and he eventually became the CFO of one of the world’s biggest bank chains. Face Lift Dentistry® helped a very smart person.
THE GRANDMOTHER- A Grandmother told me that she was looking at the website for over a year. Her teeth were worn down and the “biologic dentist” did bite adjustments and silver filling replacements that caused bite pain, headaches, and TMJ pain daily. She did not come in because she was not interested in “in all that cosmetics”, she just wanted out of pain. Then, one day, her five-year-old granddaughter asked her this question: “Grandma, you look really old, are you going to die soon?” Today, she looks younger, feels great, is a healthier grandmother, and is out of pain.
WIFE’S “WING-MAN” – A wife and her husband came in as her “wingman,” that was ready to say “no.” During his wife’s JawTrac® simulation, his eyes opened very wide when he saw the improvement to the shape of his wife’s face and how much younger she looked. He was so impressed that he flew back and got it done for himself as his wife’s treatment was more complicated. A month later, he and his wife went to his 50-year high school reunion and he made everyone his age look very old. His wife said, “He was so pleased with himself, he smiled the whole time. I was so jealous because my teeth were not done yet. He sleeps an hour longer now and, more importantly, he wakes up happy!”
What is next for the practice? Are there other trademarked procedures you hope to unveil or will you be focusing on the continued advancement of the Face Lift Dentistry® procedure?
Face Lift Dentistry® broke the barriers of traditional dental treatment options with far more patients accepting care to avoid jaw surgery, braces and drilling down their healthy teeth. It is starting to get traction worldwide as patients get to know about this method. I see many people that already had the traditional methods and many have rejected all of them.
My ultimate goal is to create awareness and education in the dental community that this non-surgical and non-invasive method is a viable alternative to braces, jaw surgery and drilling away healthy teeth. JawTrac®, VENLAY® bite restorations using the Face Lift Dentistry® method are the future of bite optimization with jaw positioning rather than just bite correction.
The patients that visit Dr. Muslin’s Santa Moncia office will benefit from his remarkable Face Lift Dentistry® procedure. Hundreds of patients have raved about feeling younger, healthier, and more confident following Face Lift Dentistry®, and Dr. Muslin couldn’t be happier to see the smiles on their faces. He is planning to teach his method soon.
It isn’t just smiles that improve, but faces and lives. With more awareness of the procedure reaching all corners of the world, Dr. Muslin will be a very busy dentist as the decade gets underway with new patients seeking him out.
For more information on Dr. Sam Muslin and Face Lift Dentistry® visit https://www.faceliftdentistry.com/