At Massih Orthodontics, we don’t just treat your teeth, we take a more comprehensive dento-facial approach. Dr. Massih analyzes and considers the whole face when determining a treatment plan for orthodontic treatment. In some cases, the treatment plan can involve fillers and neuromodulators.
Botox for Migraines, TMJ pain, or Gummy Smile
Botox or other similar neuromodulators – the cosmetic formulation frequently used to help smooth lines and wrinkles – is effective in the treatment of chronic headaches, TMJ pain, and gummy smiles. Millions of Americans suffer from migraine headaches or TMJ pain, many of which are debilitating. As an alternative to pain medications, which provide only temporary relief, Botox that is given at regular intervals, a few times a year, can reduce the frequency and intensity of future headaches and TMJ pain over time. Botox injections for gummy smile can be an alternative to more invasive procedures like jaw surgery.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I expect during a migraine, TMJ, or gummy smile Botox treatment?
Most sessions take only 5 to 10 minutes, during which time a fine needle is used to inject small amounts of Botox into key areas of the head and neck area.
What types of results can I expect after getting Botox for my headaches or TMJ pain?
Botox can provide significant pain relief for chronic headaches or TMJ pain, but results vary from person to person. Keep in mind that it may take several weeks and more than one treatment before your headaches begin responding to Botox injections. You will also notice a reduction of wrinkles after about a week, which lasts for about 3 months. You may notice slimming of the lower face if you have a wide lower face due to strong masseter muscles from clenching or grinding.
Dr. Massih is a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics.