Botox® Cosmetic is becoming a promising and simple treatment to help people with severe bruxism. Known for its cosmetic effect on wrinkles, Botulinum Toxin A (Botox®) was actually first used to treat involuntary muscle tension and spasms. And since bruxism is the unconscious clenching of the teeth, it only makes sense that more and more research is being done on Botox® Cosmetic and bruxism.
Botox® Cosmetic injections weaken the masticatory muscles just enough to reduce bruxism. And it still allows you to chew, talk and smile normally.
For the past 20 years, Botox® Cosmetic as a bruxism treatment was reserved for special cases. For example, people with autism or amphetamine addicts who had difficulty wearing a night guard when sleeping. That is to say, wearing a custom night guard is still the first step to treat bruxism. But since those patients couldn’t wear a night guard, they were treated with Botox® Cosmetic injections. And research show their botox treatment successfully reduced bruxism.
The injectors at Vitality Medispa are premier injectors of Botox® Cosmetic & Dysport®. Vitality Medispa is a national training center for injectables for the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.