Did you know there are dental benefits of Botox Treatment?
Everyone has heard of Botox. What we know is that it is generally a cosmetic procedure often associated with wrinkles. Did you know there are benefits of Botox treatment that go beyond reducing wrinkles?
If you’ve ever wondered if Botox treatment is right for you, we are currently offering 20% off of Botox treatment at our office for the month of September. Call now to set up a consultation with Dr. Chang!
Botulinum toxin, also known as Botox, is an injectable drug used to treat many common medical issues. Its most popular use as a cosmetic enhancement is to smooth wrinkles and fine lines in the face by temporarily paralyzing the underlying muscles. Regular injections can give patients a more youthful appearance by smoothing the skin and plumping up the areas surrounding the eyes, forehead, and mouth. These results last for months and are easily maintained with regular visits to our office.
There are also a number of reasons to get Botox therapy that have nothing to do with wrinkles, and can make everyday life a little easier.
- Bruxism (clenching and grinding) can be minimized with Botox treatments by reducing the force of the muscular contractions involved. These injections can make a useful adjunct therapy to night guard appliances.
- Patients dealing with Temporomandibular Joint Disorder can benefit from Botox injections, as well. TMJ disorders can cause severe pain from hyperactivity of the muscles and treatment options have been limited in the past. Now, Botox can simply relax these muscles and dental professionals can offer quick and efficient pain relief
- Patients with a high lip line can use Botox to help relax lip muscles and achieve a lower, more aesthetically-pleasing smile line. This is a popular option because the entire process isn’t very invasive and can provide a more immediate form of treatment.
- Edentulous patients (patients with no teeth) have benefited from Botox treatment in cases where the lip muscles have become repositioned due to decreased vertical dimension. Dentures won’t always fit in these situations and Botox can relax and retrain the muscles around a new denture to make the transition much more successful.