How Does Botox Help Your Smile?

How does botox help your smileWe believe everyone deserves to enjoy a beautiful and healthy smile. As part of our approach to cosmetic dentistry, we offer a number of different treatments, including teeth whitening and porcelain veneers. We also offer a treatment that may surprise some people: Botox and dermal fillers. How does Botox help your smile? Can we use this procedure to help you obtain a more youthful appearance?

Frequently Asked Questions About Botox and Oral Health

Question: Can Botox really help treat TMJ disorder?

Answer: TMJ disorder occurs when the jaw joints undergo excessive amounts of strain, leading to difficulty fully opening and closing the mouth, as well as a wide range of uncomfortable symptoms (including headaches and a popping/clicking sensation in the jaw). Treatment can help ease the strain in the muscles, reducing the severity of symptoms.

Question: What else can this treatment be used for?

Answer: This can also be used for esthetic dentistry. A dentist can employee this treatment to help patients with dentures adjust, correct lip lines, and even retrain facial muscles in orthodontic treatments. We can also use Botox to remove wrinkles in the forehead and around the eyes, helping patients achieve a younger appearance.

Question: Do you use dermal fillers in your office as well?

Answer: Dermal fillers can be used to complement many cosmetic treatments. The doctor can administer them to correct uneven lip and gum lines, improve high lip lines, and help the face look more youthful by addressing wrinkles around the eyes and mouth.

Question: How do I know if I need treatment?

Answer: When patients come to us for cosmetic treatment, we first perform a thorough examination. During this visit, we carefully examine the teeth and gums to assess the cause and severity of cosmetic issues. We can recommend various treatments at this point to improve your smile and facial esthetics.

To learn more, schedule a consultation online, or call our office today at (847) 230-9703.