Botox is a material extracted from bacteria and then treated to become safe for human use. The treatment is a non-invasive injection that temporarily paralyzes muscle movement in the treated area. While it’s a more common practice in rejuvenating treatments, Botox is equally important in smile design and cosmetic dentistry.
What is Botox?
Botox is a naturally existing protein made by the clostridium botulinum bacteria. It undergoes a series of processing treatments that makes it safe for clinical use. At Dentakay, we use top-quality Botox imported from the top manufacturers in Europe to ensure your comfort and safety.
What Can Botox Achieve in Cosmetic Dentistry?
Botox can treat a variety of aesthetic problems related to the smile. Since botox affects muscle movement it can change everything about your smile.
1- Gummy Smile Treatment
Botox is a very popular and effective treatment for a gummy smile. This is a condition that exposes more-than-average gum tissue when a person smiles. While it doesn’t cause any health complications, it can be a source of embarrassment for many individuals with the condition. Smile design is founded on proportions and having a gummy smile messes with these standards and blows the proportions of beauty.
When we smile, the lip muscle contracts to raise the upper lip into a smile. In individuals with a gummy smile, the lip muscle contracts jarringly exposing the gums. Medically, the lip muscles are referred to as hyperactive.
Injecting the muscle with Botox will reduce its big movements allowing the muscle to contract normally when smiling. By extension, reducing or correcting entirely the appearance of a gummy smile.
2- The Aesthetics of Your Smile
At Dentakay our dentists are concerned with the aesthetic appearance of your smile as much as the health aspect. It’s rare that people are born with beautiful smiles, and our work doesn’t exclusively rely on the interior of the smile. It’s True that the Hollywood Smile can change your smile dramatically. But it doesn’t cover the way your lips stretch or take into consideration the factor of aging and how your features change with time.
Our smile design experts work with an approach that covers both, so the treatment plan for Smile design includes Botox injections. It’s important to restore volume around the lips for a beautiful and proportional smile.
It prevents the appearance of wrinkles around your smile, it preservers the volume that give your smile youthful plumpness and alters the muscles that move it. Our experts will identify which muscles are affecting the aesthetic appeal of your smile and craft a unique personalized treatment plan to correct this.
Is Botox Safe?
Botox was approved by the FDA for use as an injection to correct muscle movement. The treatment temporarily changes the way your muscles behave and lasts for nearly 6 months. At Dentakay, and as a member of the Slow Dentistry Organization, we put the health of our patients as a priority. For this reason, we import our Botox injection from the top and biggest manufacturers in Europe. Likewise, seasoned dentists with old hands in the practice deliver the treatment. We also run an elaborate study to capture the details of your smile before taking any decision to ensure that you get the most natural-looking and also the unique smile.
Can Botox Change The Way My Facial Muscles Move?
Botox can change the way your smile looks. And our dentists at Dentakay take into consideration your entire facial movements before starting treatment. In other words, we perform this with care to ensure that we’re not interfering negatively with your natural muscle movements. We employ very advanced technologies that help us detect which muscles are impacting your smile and how they interact with the rest of your features. Our experts in the field then strategically inject Botox around the smile to give you a natural finish that doesn’t affect your facial muscles negatively. We believe a slow and steady approach preceded by elaborate studies is the right approach to a safe Botox treatment.