Botox is a medication that can only be prescribed to you by a healthcare professional. It is a highly purified protein manufactured by Allergan that causes wrinkles to relax and soften. Botox® is used as a convenient and non-surgical treatment to maintain one’s youth and beauty. When most people think of Botox® benefits, they only think of preventing wrinkles. However, many people don’t realize that in addition to the great cosmetic benefits of Botox®, there are actually many therapeutic benefits as well.

Cosmetic and Therapeutic Benefits of Botox®:

Currently Botox® is approved for several cosmetic and medical uses, including the following dental therapeutic applications:

  • Teeth grinding and/or clenching
  • Relieve symptoms of TMJ Disorders
  • Chronic Migraine
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles in the forehead, neck and around the mouth
  • Lifts droopy brows
  • Gives a refreshed appearance and enhances a beautiful smile
  • Can help reduce a gummy smile
  • Lift your lips


Botox may or may not be the right treatment for you. The best candidates for treatment with Botox are:

  • Between the ages of 18 and 65
  • Diagnosed with, and experiencing discomfort from, TMJ
  • Concerned with removing wrinkles and fine lines
  • Looking for a non-surgical skin treatment
  • Aware that Botox results are temporary
  • In good physical and psychological health
  • Willing to discuss their concerns and desires with their dentist before treatment

If you feel that you are a good candidate for a Botox treatment, and are interested in learning more, please contact our practice to schedule a consultation. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.