How is Botox used in Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments?

Botox is the #1 cosmetic treatment worldwide — and for good reason. It’s safe, quick, minimally invasive, and delivers amazing results. One 15-minute session can take years off your face. The best part? You’ll still look like yourself, but better!

Here’s the million dollar question: How is Botox used in cosmetic dentistry??

The use of Botox is for more than fine lines and wrinkles, this minimally-invasive procedure shows results in the management of muscle-generated dental diseases like Temporomandibular disorders (better known as TMJ), bruxism, and clenching.

How Does Botox Help Your Smile?

What do you think of when you hear the word “Botox?” Maybe you think of facial treatments or plastic surgery? More than likely, you probably haven’t associated Botox with dentistry and oral health. Surprisingly enough, Botox can help your oral health and the appearance of your smile in a myriad of ways, including:

  • Teeth grinding
  • TMJ & other muscle-generated dental diseases
  • High lip lines
  • Lip ageing lines
  • Reshaping your smile
  • Facial swelling
  • Excess sweating
  • Lifts the brows
  • Removes frown lines

Learn more about Broadening the Horizons of Dentistry with Botox, it’s not just for fine lines and wrinkles!

How Botox Works

What exactly is Botox and how does it provide these helpful solutions?

Botox is a protein that helps relax your muscles and can also reduce wrinkles in the skin because of its relaxing properties. It’s made from bacterium, clostridium, botulinum, and is often found in many natural substances. It’s a temporary treatment and given in small doses over time.

When you come in for a Botox treatment, Dr. Luff will talk with you about your goals and determine your Botox treatment plan. Once that’s determined, Dr. Luff will use precision applications of Botox injections to shape, smooth, sculpt, and rejuvenate your mouth, lips and face. No invasive surgical procedures necessary.

Examples of How Botox is Used in Cosmetic Dental Treatments

For many years, fixing high lip lines has resulted in costly surgeries and procedures. High lip lines take place when you smile and expose a large majority of the gums. This can negatively affect people’s self-confidence for some. With Botox, high lip lines can be fixed with simple injections to relax the facial muscles, instead of a costly surgery.

Botox can also help with pain associated with new dentures. Dentures can be uncomfortable while you adjust to them. Botox can relieve large amounts of pain from almost any dental treatment – such as dentures.

Learn More about Botox Use for Dental, Facial Chronic Pain Treatments, including TMD and Clenching. Facial Pain Treatment.

Botox Used in Cosmetic Dentistry Treatments at Luff Dental

Botox is actually the number one cosmetic treatment worldwide because it’s safe and effective. It’s also minimally invasive and usually only takes about 15 minutes to achieve quick results. After a Botox treatment, your face can look younger, more rested, and happier!

Cosmetic Dentistry can help you brighten, straighten and enhance your smile … learn more HERE.

Learn more about our Botox program HERE

Whether you need to schedule a dental exam or are interested in treatment options available to enhance your smile, we invite you to work with Dr. Luff and her team to find the most effective solution for you! Luff Dental is always accepting new patients in the Lee’s Summit, MO and surrounding area who are ready to improve the health of their teeth, their confidence and smile!  Please call Luff Dental at (816) 875-3391 to schedule your appointment.