The Aging Face


Split view image of a woman's face, the left side aged and the right side young
In recent years, there has been a shift in the field of orthodontics. Not only do we correct malocclusions and misalignments, but we also strive to achieve beautifully framed smiles through facial enhancements. In other words, anti-aging treatments with orthodontics have become increasingly popular as a safe and effective alternative to surgical intervention. At Stevenson Orthodontics, we offer some treatments designed to reframe your smile with a fuller, more youthful facial appearance.

The Natural Process of the Aging Face

Try as we might, we cannot change the natural aging process. We can, however, improve the structures that affect the appearance of your face and smile. The natural aging process of the face includes:
•  Thinning of skin due to loss of collagen
•  Volume loss due to atrophy and loss of fat pads
•  Deepening of nasolabial folds, prominence of marionette lines, drooping at corners of the mouth
•  Greater visibility of bony structures, wrinkles, and furrows


Anti-aging Treatments

Orthodontic anti-aging treatment may be right for you if you want to boost your self-esteem and improve the aesthetics of your smile. We offer three major forms of treatment that reduce wrinkles and re-create a fullness in the face:
•  Botox. Botox, also known as Botulinum Toxin, is a purified protein that is injected into the facial muscles. This protein blocks the transmitters between the motor nerves that control the muscles, which prevents them from contracting. This causes the wrinkles in the skin to smooth, reserving the effects of facial aging.
•  Dermal fillers. Derma fillers are smooth gels of hyaluronic acid that are injected into the face to stimulate collagen growth and restore soft tissue loss caused by the natural aging process. Dermal fillers can restore facial wrinkles, marionette lines, lip volume, smile lines, and frown lines. The procedure is safe, minimally invasive, and effective almost immediately. Dermal fillers may be right for you if you want to achieve a more relaxed and smooth facial appearance, without affecting your freedom of expression.
•  PDO threads. Thread lifting and smoothing is a treatment designed to gradually lift and tighten the skin. PDO, or polydioxanone threads, help stimulate the production of natural collagen and elastin over a period of two to six months. The effects typically last one, two, or even three years depending on your age and the number of threads used. Thread lifting and smoothing is considered an alternative treatment to surgical facelifts.


Benefits of Anti-aging Orthodontic Treatment

Anti-aging orthodontic treatment has some benefits over other alternatives. Thanks to computer-aided technology and better techniques, anti-aging orthodontic treatment is more effective and time-efficient than ever before. With these new treatments, we can improve hollowed facial areas, aged facial structures, elongated faces, chin abnormality, wrinkles, and skin folds. In some cases, treatment can make you appear 10 or even 15 years younger!

Schedule Your Complimentary Consultation

The re-creation of a fuller face and the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles can be accomplished with Botox, Dermal Fillers, and Smoothing & Lifting PDO Threads! If you would like to learn more call (503) 489-4546 and schedule your complimentary consultation now!

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