A dentist should always aim at providing a beautiful smile and not just beautiful teeth

Botox is safe, minimally invasive, reversible treatment modality and can serve as a substitute for surgical procedures. The use of Botox is a minimally invasive procedure and is showing quite promising results in management of muscle-generated dental diseases like  bruxism, clenching, Temporomandibular disorders, Masseter hypertrophy and used to treat functional or esthetic dental conditions like  deep nasolabial folds, radial lip lines, teeth. 

 

Dentofacial Aesthetics and  Dental Applications of Botox:

Gummy Smile 

Gummy smile due to hyper-functional upper lip elevator muscles can be effectively treated using Botox.The excessive display of the gingival tissue in maxilla upon smiling is called as 'gummy smile'. Some people exhibiting this kind of smile tend to feel awkward and uneasy with their appearance and some are even psychologically affected.

Drooping of Corners of Mouth

Known as sad smile, caused by hyperactivity of depressor anguli oris. Injection on the trajectory of naso-labial fold to the jaw line can treat it.

Facial wrinkles

Treatment of frown line (glabellar lines), eyebrow lift, “crow's feet”, peri-oral lines
(smoker's lines).

Lip Deformity
Botox can also be used in a lip deformity where the lip rises more on one side than the other. It has to be injected at a specific site controlling where the lip goes and how much of it is raised and where and finally, the dreaded “black triangles” which is one of the most challenging aesthetic problems, for which there are very limited successful treatment options. Food particles accumulate in the space and create aesthetic issues.


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How Long Does a Botox Injection Last?


The effect of Botox lasts for 3-6 months. It is a reversible treatment, the muscles return to the normal functioning as soon as the effect wears off. Re injection can be done after a 3 month interval to minimize the risk of antibody formation to the protein.

 Adverse Effects, What Are the Side Effects of Botox?


Botox can cause temporary weakening of the muscles injected.
Related to injection site - burning, stinging, edema, erythema around the injection site.
When used for a long time, can cause atrophy (reversible) of muscles injected.
Rare side effects include numbness, paresthesia, twitching, mild nausea and myalgias.

 

 

Related artickles about Botox

Facial Rejuvenation

Hyperhidrosis

 

Deva Dental Clinic In Chester, Cheshire provide Gum Sculpting, Contouring and Gummy Smile Correction for the most uneven gum lines. Gum Sculpting, Contouring & Gummy Smile Correction Cheshire and Chester

 
Referreces : 

Botulinum Toxin and Gummy Smile- A Review. IOSR-JDMS 2013;4(1):1-5

Botulinum toxin type A in treatment of Excessive Gingival display. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2005;127:214-218.

Broadening the Horizon of Dentistry. JCDR. 2014;8(12):25-29.

 

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