Botox, or botulinum toxin, is widely used for both oral and maxillofacial cosmetic treatments. Botox works by blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles resulting in restricted muscle contractions and relaxing the muscles under the skin. The muscle movement that causes wrinkles and lines in the skin is inhibited, the muscle is temporarily paralyzed. Cosmetic Botox treatments remove wrinkles, fine lines and have been proven effective against migraine and TMJ pain.
Botox cosmetic treatments are suitable for ages 18-65, they are quick, comfortable and improvements to the way the skin looks and feels can be seen within a few hours. Cosmetic Botox treatments are temporary, lasting from 1 to 6 months, and when they wear off the affected areas return to the way they were before.
Patients with TMD, TBJ and muscle pain disorders can receive immediate relief from Botox injections. An injection of Botox directly into the large muscles that contribute to TMJ has been shown to provide relief in many cases. Botox treatments are also widely used to help chronic migraine sufferers.
Good candidates for Botox are:
Between ages of 18 and 65
Looking for non-surgical options
In good physical and psychological health
Seeking to improve their smiles
Experiencing discomfort from TMJ or chronic migraines
Aware that Botox is temporary
A great smile is more than just even, white teeth. Wrinkles around the nose and mouth, creases and frown lines are all part of a smile. Botox cosmetic treatments have been proven safe and effective to address these issues. Botox helps with a “gummy” smile where the gums above the teeth are exposed when a person smiles.
Residents in the Westerville and Columbus areas who are looking to improve their smile or for TMJ or migraine relief, contact Dr. Warden at Westerville Smiles to see how we can help you.