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Botox, an injectable skin-tightening treatment, is primarily used to reverse the signs of aging. But it can also provide great benefits for your smile, and even treat your TMJ.
At Smylique Dentistry, Dr. Indra Quagliata and our team are dedicated to bringing you the latest in general and cosmetic dentistry. We know just how important your smile is. After all, it’s the first thing people usually notice!
That’s why we’ve compiled this guide on how Botox can be a great addition to your dental healthcare plan. Whether you want to enhance your smile or want to cure your TMJ, Botox is the perfect solution.
A gummy smile, or a smile that exposes too much of your upper gums, can leave you feeling self-conscious. But there’s good news, as you can fix this problem without surgery.
By injecting Botox into your gums and upper lip, we can control the muscles that may be drawing your lips up too high and revealing your gums.
Marionette lines are deeply entrenched vertical creases that draw from your nose to each corner of your mouth. They’re named as such because they mimic the lines around the mouths of traditional puppets.
With Botox, you can tighten the muscles around these lines which can smooth your skin and greatly reduce their appearance.
And now we get to the medical benefits of Botox. TMJ is a term for a group of disorders that impact your temporomandibular joint. This joint lies between your skull and your jawbone, and it slides to ensure your jaw can move smoothly and with ease.
When you have a TMJ disorder (like five to 12 percent of the population does) this joint is typically painful and tender. And because it doesn't function properly, it's usually difficult to eat, speak, and swallow. And, what’s worse, traditional treatments for TMJ have been bulky and slow to work.
With Botox, however, you can experience instant relief. Injecting Botox into the right points around your jaw can help release the tension in your jaw that’s causing your TMJ disorder. When you release the tension around your jaw, you’ll feel less pain and increased mobility in your jaw.
To learn more about Botox and the many ways in which it can enhance your smile, contact our office in Rochester, New York, by phone or use our convenient online scheduling tool to request an appointment today.