Botox is often thought of as a way to reduce wrinkles, but there are a number of uses in dentistry. Botox and dermal fillers can help minimize TMJ and migraine symptoms, as well as reducing gummy smiles and enhance smiles before during or after orthodontic treatment. While Botox and other dermal fillers are similar, it’s important to know the difference. Botox is derived from a neuromuscular toxin (botulinum), while most fillers are Hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring nutrient that we lose as we get older.
Why choose an orthodontist for this treatment? Dentists are especially adept at treating these conditions with Botox due to their extensive training and knowledge in oral and maxillofacial muscles. In fact, dentists perform more injections in the oral and maxillofacial areas than any other medical practitioner. By visiting a dentist for these procedures, you know they have the knowledge to ensure the proper injection sites for maximum relief. Orthodontists are particular on the craniofacial structure and anatomy. This provides a unique injection experience with the expertise of a doctor. Our doctor performs all injections herself.
Dr. Ambre Kragor performs both filler and botox in our office for patients of record to help enhance smile esthetics before during or after orthodontic treatment. Treatment is performed with a referral basis only. Please contact our office if you are interested in treatment or pricing.