Botox has been gaining popularity in recent years, thanks in part to celebrities doing their bit to promote it and the fact that it actually works.
What Is Botox?
Botulinum Toxin, better known as Botox, is a purified protein that plays an important role in cosmetic surgery. It is normally injected into facial muscles but does not directly affect muscles. It works by blocking the transmitters between the nerves and motors that innervate the muscles.
Once injected into the facial muscles, you will notice a dramatic improvement in the skin since it starts relaxing and the wrinkles gradually disappear. At Simply Wellness Dental, we use Botox to smoothen out the lines between and around the eyes, at the corners of the mouth, the forehead, and other areas.
The dental fillers can be placed by Dr. Sharma in combination with Botox in and around the nasal labial fold and lips to further improve the shape of your face and smile.
Why Choose Simply Wellness Dental for Your Botox Treatment?
Few dentists have experience in using Botox in dentistry. Simple Wellness Dental has the right team with the right attitude. When you come to us for Botox treatments, we take great care to ensure the injections are quick, comfortable, relatively pain-free, and most importantly, free of infections.
Is It Legal?
Botox is completely legal and there’s nothing wrong in using it. It has been used by Canadian dentists for over a decade to treat jaw pain, teeth grinding, and more. The only catch is that you have to do your homework about the dental provider. The cosmetic industry is still largely unregulated and could be exploited by malicious individuals.
At Simply Wellness Dental, our specialist orthodontists have been practicing Botox in cosmetic dentistry for several years and have a proven track record. Our patients fully trust our practice due to our quality of work and professionalism. Our staff members undergo extensive training and expertise and remain at the forefront of research in Botox surgery.
If you want Botox surgery, but don’t know where to start, get in touch with us today for a free consultation!
Botox in Dentistry
We have touched a bit on the uses in Botox in modern dentistry, but let’s look a little closer at how this natural protein can help specific dental issues.
Temporo-Mandibular Joint (TMJ) Disorders
Temporo-mandibular joint (TMJ) disorders cause pain on varying scales in the jaw area, as well as earaches, headaches and spasms. The root causes of TMJ issues can vary, but more often dentists are turning to Botox to help treat patients.
The TMJ is a joint that is used during many normal daily activities, such as eating and talking. However, movements such as teeth grinding can cause the TMJ to become displaced or overworked. Often times, the movements that cause TMJ issues are done involuntarily. Botox treatment can help relieve jaw tension by putting a stop to these movements.
Tooth Grinding and Bruxism
Often times, when we grind or clench our teeth, we are do so without thought or control. These involuntary movements can end up causing serious and painful oral health issues. The traditional way of dealing with these issues could include several techniques, including some sort of oral device to stop the movements. Instead of using these uncomfortable and embarrassing oral devices, it is now possible to use Botox treatments to relax the muscles that are causing the clenching and grinding.
Dr. Sharma prides themselves on offering cutting-edge techniques using the least painful and invasive techniques possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment to find out if Botox is right for you.