Wrinkle Reduction Through Botox Injection

We recognize the importance of first impressions. After all, it's difficult to change other people's impression of you once they've formed one. One of the easiest ways to make a positive first impression is to smile. A beautiful smile exudes health and beauty and positively impacts both your personal and professional life. It makes people want to be around you, and simply knowing that instills self-assurance.

That's why we understand your worry when you notice fine lines around your mouth, eyes, and forehead. You may also observe that your lip muscles have repositioned themselves due to the reduced vertical dimension. In this case, botox may help relax and maintain the muscles around the mouth, resulting in a more aesthetically pleasing smile line. Even better, it relieves headaches, facial pain and eases Bruxism (jaw clenching) and overactive muscles, in addition to improving your overall facial structure.

Your smile is important to us at Glen Park Dental. A lovely, beautiful smile is formed by the overall facial esthetics of your mouth and face, not just your teeth. In our office in Coquitlam, we integrate botox into cosmetic dentistry so we can help patients achieve their smile goals - one that is wrinkle-free around the mouth and eyes - and free from recurring pain caused by dental issues such as Temporomandibular Joint Disorder or Bruxism.

What is Botox Dentistry?

Botox Dentistry refers to a variety of procedures that use the well-known anti-wrinkle drug Botox to make a face appear younger and alleviate tension that causes discomfort in various parts of the face, from the chin to the forehead.

Botox is the brand name for a distilled form of botulinum toxin. It is injected into facial muscles to prevent wrinkle development by blocking nerve endings from contracting. The skin around the eyes, lips, and forehead smooths out three to ten days later, and this lasts three to four months.

Why Choose a Dentist When Getting a Botox?

"Dentists perform botox treatment now?"

This is a typical response we get from some people because they cannot fathom that botox can be associated with dentists. However, it helps to understand that dentists who use Botox injections in their training are neither thoughtless nor trying to cash in on the latest trend. Botox is used in a variety of medical and dental procedures. It can do away more than improve the appearance of your face. It also has a lot of advantages in treating several oral and maxillofacial problems.

You might be surprised to hear that dentists are highly trained to administer botox injections. When it comes to Botox, their understanding of the anatomy and function of facial muscles comes in handy. Patients are becoming increasingly concerned about the aesthetics and functionality of their dental restorations. With that being said, botox injections may be used to improve the appearance of dental restorations and give patients a more pleasing result.

Recovery Process After a Botox Procedure

Botox treatments are usually fast and require no downtime. After the procedure, you will be able to resume your daily activities instantly. Within a few days, you'll start to notice the results.

However, following the post-procedure instructions religiously will significantly minimize the duration and severity of your recovery period. For at least 4 hours after injecting the Botox, you should avoid physical activity, applying makeup, or lying down flat on your tummy. It's also a good idea to wait at least 24 hours before rubbing or massaging the injected area of your face.

Take note, however, that minor bruising or headaches may occur during the treatment, but don't worry - these are both common side effects of injections and should go away quickly.

Why Choose Glen Park Dental

Your health is our priority. We make sure to offer top-quality service with unparalleled skills, knowledge, and experience because we believe that you deserve nothing but the best. Our existing patients can attest to our excellent patient care and treatment.

Although Glen Park Dental is renowned for high-quality treatment, our rates are comparable to the area's average, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible care in an office that provides the most advanced cosmetic dentistry without paying a high price. Call us now at (604) 474 0403 or fill out the form directly to book a consultation today.

Benefits of Getting a Botox

Alleviates Temporomandibular Joints (TMJ)

The jaw bone is held to the skull by the Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ). It comprises several muscles, tendons, and bones that work together to allow the upper jaw to close over the lower jaw. Biting, chewing, talking, and yawning are all performed by the TMJ, which is one of the most commonly used joints in the body.

Traditional TMJ treatments include the use of bite guards, wisdom tooth removal, and chiropractic maneuvers, which are all done by dentists and orthodontists. These, however, have had limited success. Botox has recently been used to treat TMJ with excellent results.

Botox treatment for TMJ is simple, effective, and does not require surgery. The masseter muscle is defined during the procedure by making the patient contract it in a clenching motion. The muscle is then injected with a series of tiny Botox injections. The Botox would then cause the muscle to relax, weakening but not wholly paralyzing it. You will be able to talk and chew your food normally, but you will find that the spasms associated with clenching and grinding present before the procedure are no longer present. Some patients may note a cosmetic change as a result of their relaxed jawline, which creates a more natural and smooth appearance.


Improves the Look of a ‘Gummy Smile’

People with gummy smiles are often self-conscious about their teeth and gums' appearance. When they smile, they do it with their lips pressed together, masking their true feelings, or covering their teeth and gums with their hands. Some people are even hesitant to talk in public and are uncomfortable meeting new people or participating in enjoyable social activities.

Botox is a non-surgical lip repositioning procedure that is a novel and minimally invasive surgical alternative for improving a gummy smile. The Botox paralyzes the upper lip elevator muscles, causing the upper lip to reposition itself to cover more of the gum line, thus reducing unnecessary gum exposure.


Lifts Mouth Corners

Men and women may develop downturned corners of the mouth due to genetics and gravity, giving them an angry or distressed appearance. This effect is known as a permafrown, and it can make patients feel self-conscious and make them look older than they are.

Botox prevents muscle contraction by blocking the release of acetylcholine when inserted into muscles. Limiting this movement will help raise the corners of the mouth as well as relieve facial wrinkles and lines. Botox targets and weakens the Depressor Anguli Oris muscle. This reduced mobility will allow the elevator muscles to raise the corners of the mouth and fix a permafrown.


Treats Bruxism (Teeth Grinding)

Many people suffer from teeth grinding, also known as Bruxism. In fact, most people clench and grit their teeth on a regular basis. However, the grinding and clenching are often worsened by stress. Bruxism usually is harmless, but when it happens daily, teeth can be affected, and other problems can arise. People are typically not aware of their teeth-grinding behavior at night. 

Headaches, earaches, facial pain, chipped teeth, and chewed tissue on the inside of the mouth are symptoms of Bruxism. Chronic grinding can lead to hypertrophy of the masseter muscle, which is the primary chewing muscle. It can also cause fracturing, loosening, or loss of teeth in some people. Their teeth can become stumps as a result of their constant grinding. Jaw disorders, chronic headaches, broken teeth, and various other facial problems are more common in people who suffer from extreme Bruxism.

In this situation, getting Botox to treat Bruxism makes complete sense. Botox for Bruxism is a painless procedure that can be completed in as little as fifteen minutes. Botox treatment has proven to be a more effective technique. Its results appear after a day or two and can last up to four months.


Corrects Lip Lines and Puckered Chins

Pursing, kissing, smoking, and drinking with straws can all create lip lines and puckered chin, which are both difficult to get rid of and add years to your appearance. Fortunately, Botox can help reduce this and even reverse these signs of aging. 

Botox is a form of neuromodulator that helps muscles relax. With it, you won't be able to purse your lips as tightly as you used to if you relax the muscles in your lips and chins. In turn, this would reduce the appearance of wrinkles and dimples. It can even elongate the lip to make it look bigger. It is also used to treat crow's feet around the eyes, horizontal forehead lines, and lines between the brows.


Helps You Adjust with Your New Dentures

New dentures are notorious for causing a great deal of pain. Our mouths are more accustomed to incremental changes, whereas dentures are a swift and dramatic adjustment to our mouths. While some people may not have trouble adjusting to new dentures, others may greatly benefit from a botox injection to help relax their facial muscles.

Botox can help with almost any orthodontic or dental procedure by reducing irritation and pain in the face. Many dentists would prescribe botox to help you adapt to your dentures if you are in a lot of pain.


Final Words

Dental bridges are false teeth placed to fill in gaps left by the missing tooth. They help maintain gum and bone density, prevent teeth shifting, and further damage to your smile. Having one or two missing teeth is common among people of all ages. In fact, an adult has an average of three or more decayed or missing teeth. Seeking an appropriate replacement is key to restoring a healthy mouth and beautiful smile--and one of the most popular treatment options is the dental bridge. At Glen Park Dental, it is our pleasure to bring back your beautiful smile! Come to our Coquitlam office and learn more about dental bridges and other parallel services you might want to avail, or call schedule an appointment with us today by filling out our Contact Us Form.

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