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Botulinum Toxin A, commonly referred to as Botox, has been FDA approved for over 30 years and has an excellent track record in safety. It can be used for both therapeutic and cosmetic purposes. Many people are familiar with the use of Botox to relax facial muscles which can reduce wrinkles. When these same muscles are overused, they can cause pain in the head and neck and contribute to a disorder called Temporomandibular Dysfunction, commonly referred to as “TMJ.”

Botox is a good option to help relax overused muscles in the head and neck which in turn can help with:

  • Jaw pain
  • Tooth grinding
  • Jaw clenching
  • Headaches
  • Chronic migraines
  • Myofascial pain

BOTOX can transform your GUMMY smile

Botox can also be used to esthetically enhance your smile. It’s a conservative and more cost effective way to treat a gummy smile. Rather than spending upwards of 20k for surgery, Botox can be used to achieve a similar result for around 250 dollars. Botox can also help to smooth vertical wrinkles around the mouth, also referred to as “smokers lines.” It can also be used to make the upper lip appear fuller, commonly known as a “lip flip” procedure.

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Botox can help a gummy smile.

Botox is not permanent. The results  typically last between 3-4 months. Periodic injections are required to maintain the desired effects.