Botox is well known amongst the general populace for its myriad uses, especially for cosmetics. In recent years, Botox has been extensively used for a medley of dental purposes. In this article, let us talk about how Botox is used in dental centres to treat dental disorders
and to enhance the appearance of your teeth.
It has been an evolution of sorts in dental technology from the time of amalgam usage to composite bonding to botox. Dentists
and patients are now pulling all stops to ensure that the patients have shiny teeth, in an era where cosmetics seems to have taken precedence.
Botox initially developed in the 70s was used as fillers in eyes. Off late, botox and other dermal fillers are being implemented as an alternative treatment option in different surgical and non-surgical procedures, both aesthetic and otherwise.
Currently, botox treatments are used for a wide range of purposes including:
1) Reducing your face and jaw pain
Botox is known for its ability to relax your muscles. Dentists inculcate botox in your facial muscles to treat grinding problems and joint issues. Botox plays a major role here in assuaging the pain.
2) Improving your lip and jawline
As a dental filler, botox plays a role in making the contours uniform in the jaws and lips. Not only does botox improve the aesthetics in your face, but it also helps you chew and talk better in case of an injury/misalignment.
3) Botox improves the aesthetics of your smile
Smile is the first thing people notice about you and botox is very good at perfecting your smile by making the contours seamless and pleasant. If you are suffering from a gummy smile, botox is one of the major treatments that has the power to counter and resolve the issue.
Having discussed the positive aspects of introducing botox in your mouth/undertaking a botox treatment, here are some side effects:
- A high dose of botox could be a potential toxin and may be harmful to your body.
- Botox shouldn’t be used to make your smile unnatural. It might also be detrimental to your looks if used without caution.
Always check with your dentist on the pros and cons of undertaking a botox treatment. Your doctor should also be able to advise you on the costs involved in the procedure and the time taken for you to heal after the procedure. Proceed with the treatment only if it is within your budget.