Botox® treatments for teeth grinding
What is bruxism?
Bruxism is the grinding of the teeth that occurs mostly at night, unconsciously.
The side effects of teeth grinding
Bruxism (or teeth grinding) causes premature wearing of your teeth and may also lead to chronic pain in the jaw joint and headaches.
For women, the masseter muscle may enlarge, giving the jaw a squarer, more masculine appearance.
Botox® injection treatment
An injection of botulinum toxin (Botox®) into the masseter will ease tension and help re-establish muscular balance in this facial area.
This simple procedure takes less than a minute and consists of two small injections into the cheek.
Benefits of treatment
- Very effective for teeth grinding
- Replaces use of a mouth guard
- Not painful
- Lasts at least 6 months
- No severe side effects observed
- Because of its feminizing effect on the jaw line, it is the most popular aesthetic treatment on Asian women
Call our receptionist Patricia for more information.