Dental Botox Treatments Benefits
At Metro Smiles, our top priority is ensuring you have a healthy, beautiful smile that you can feel confident about. That’s why we offer Botox Treatments as one of our dental solutions.
Botox therapy isn’t just a solution for fine lines and wrinkles, it can also be an effective treatment for symptoms like jaw clenching, teeth grinding, high lip lines and gummy smile, and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).
How Do Botox Injections Work?
When injected, Botox is universally known to alleviate wrinkles and fine lines by temporarily freezing targeted muscles, leaving you with a refreshed and youthful appearance. In addition to that, Botox can also be used as a pain reliever, particularly for areas such as the jaw and head that are susceptible to muscle pain. Botox can work wonders to both revitalize your appearance and soothe your discomfort.
What is Botox Used For in Dentistry?
Botox can be used to treat a variety of dental conditions including jaw clenching, Bruxism (teeth grinding), high lip lines and gummy smile, and TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder).
Botox works to treat the symptoms of these conditions by blocking nerve signals that cause muscle contractions. When it is injected into the muscles responsible for teeth grinding and jaw clenching it blocks the release of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that is involved in muscle contraction. This results in the relaxation of those muscles to help reduce the intensity and frequency of grinding and clenching.
Similarly, Botox helps to reduce a gummy smile and a high lip line by relaxing the muscles that elevate the upper lip. Once Botox is injected, it will limit the elevation of the upper lip which will result in less gum tissue exposure during smiling.
How Long Do Results Last?
When it comes to dental Botox treatments, the results can vary depending on the person. The effects of Botox injections in your oral and maxillofacial area could last anywhere between three to six months. This, however, can differ depending on factors such as metabolism, muscle activity, and the specific area that was treated.
It’s crucial to understand that each person has a unique response to the treatment. So, if you’re considering dental Botox, schedule a consultation with us and we can personalize your treatment plan.
Why Choose a Dentist for Botox?
Due to its less invasive nature, Botox has found increasing use in dentistry to treat various dental conditions (as mentioned above). As experts in facial anatomy, dentists have an in-depth understanding of the muscles and structure around the mouth and jaw, which makes them well-suited to administer Botox injections in the oral and maxillofacial areas for both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes.
Ready to Try out Dental Botox For Yourself?
If you’re interested in trying out Botox, schedule a consultation with us where we’ll assess your concerns, evaluate your needs, and create a customized treatment plan.
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