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Venlay veneers for bite correction?
This dentist makes veneers that can allegedly correct underbites, overbites, open bites, anything basically, and without surgery. I don’t get how he’s doing it and I’d love anyone here to guess what is going on in these mouths. It’s also crazy expensive. I’ve tried to upload photos for the last few days and it’s not letting me this time so I have to rely on the link.
This doesn’t really correct anything, it’s just no prep veneers; Venlay is his brand name no prep veneers he uses for marketing purposes-it’s obviously effective marketing since everyone who looks into bite correction eventually discovers Dr. Muslin and his Venlays.
They’re thick veneers placed over your teeth (if your teeth are too big, so they don’t end up looking like chiclets, some of the tooth is grinded down to be made “thinner”). These veneers make your bite somewhat improve but I’m 99% certain no jaw change actually happens. This is most obvious in his Underbite cases, you can clearly see something is off.
Also, since Venlay are his brand name no prep veneers, they are damn expensive. Honestly, if you have jaw/airway issues, this “treatment” is purely cosmetic and surgery of FAGGA or any other system would be better for you.
Just note how most of his class iii patients (and some of the others) can’t even properly make teeth to teeth contact in the after photos. Their bites aren’t anywhere near perfect or what would be done with surgery or palate expansion or what have you.
The only people satisfied with this are those who a.) can afford those crazy expensive veneers b.) have ugly teeth/bad bite c.) want results NOW/ or aren’t well informed on what’s truly needed to fix their issue
For those people they will come out of it happy afterward and that’s fine for them but assuming you aren’t one of those people (specifically because you are probably more informed) I’d consider Venlays as an interesting case study in marketing and nothing more.
As you undergo correction in the near future, please consider keeping records for your own sake and for others. Pictures of dental impressions, scans, medical reports reports can be very helpful even with all personally identifying information blocked out.
Your input could help many, many people