Bruxism (teeth grinding) is a very common complaint and often we are not even aware that we are doing it. It tends to happen more in our sleep or when we are stressed or concentrating. Teeth grinding can cause a variety of dental problems, tension headaches and can change the shape of the lower jaw. This happens as a result of the masseter muscles becoming strengthened and enlarged, leading to a masculine-looking square facial appearance. In some cases, a special mouthguard might be prescribed to prevent teeth grinding, but this is sometimes not always practical and can be unsightly if worn during the day.
At Rosie Cooper Aesthetics in Leamington Spa and Oxford, we offer Botulinum Toxin (Botox®) injections temporarily combat teeth grinding and jaw clenching to prevent tension headaches, dental damage and to help slim down the jawline, thus softening a square-faced, masculine facial appearance.
Botox® is a commonly used neurotoxin that, when injected in to the masseter muscles (the muscles at either side of the jaw), blocks the nerve receptors, responsible for the muscle movement of teeth grinding. When Botox® is injected in to these muscles, they become temporarily relaxed and become less active; helping to stop the patient grinding their teeth and leading to a slimming of the lower facial contour. Injecting Botox® in to the masseter muscles will alleviate both conscious and unconscious, habitual teeth grinding and prevent tooth enamel damage, as well as tension headaches.
Before any injectable treatment is carried out here at Rosie Cooper Aesthetics, we will conduct a no obligation consultation, to discuss your concerns and to examine you, as well as check your medical history to ensure that there are no contraindications, preventing or restricting the use of Botox® such as pregnancy and breast feeding. Once we are certain that this treatment will be both safe and effective for you, you can book in for your treatment. It may be that you can have the treatment on the same day, as this is a very quick, virtually pain-free treatment with no need for prior anaesthetic or downtime. However, we will never pressurise you in to having this treatment straight away if you would prefer some time to think about it.
You should notice the results after around 2 to 3 weeks, post-treatment and this will improve in the weeks that follow.
The results from your Botox® treatment for teeth grinding should last anything from 6 to 8 months. This makes this treatment extremely convenient for those who lead busy lives, as you will only need to return to the clinic twice a year.
Botox® has been used for many years to treat a myriad of health complaints in both adults and children. It has been licensed for cosmetic purposes for over 15 years and this includes a second-to-none safety profile for Bruxism. It is a prescription only medication, therefore can only be used by medical staff, such as prescribing nurses, dentists, doctors and surgeons.
Rosie has simply changed my life. Her expertise and attention to detail have not only visually transformed my appearance but have equally given me back my confidence.
From the first conversation with Rosie I felt reassured that I would be given the best treatment. However I never expected such exceptional aftercare too.
I had a deep scar and the treatment results have reduced me to tears. There is no hard sell, just professional advice delivered in a caring and calm environment.
My advice is to book a consultation with Rosie. You too can then share your positive experience and transformations.”
Rosie always listens carefully to what I think I need, before she makes any suggestions. She has introduced me to new products by giving me her honest opinion and I have always been thrilled with the result.
I’ve been to another practitioner in the UK and one in South Africa, but Rosie’s expertise is beyond compare.
– Ms S, Oxford
I cannot thank Rosie enough for the healthier and younger looking image that I now have; my confidence and positive outlook have soared along with my looks.
I am so thrilled with Rosie’s work that I would never dream of letting another practitioner touch my skin – her results are nothing short of miraculous!
– JJ, Warwickshire
To me, the results already look like a transformation – in the subtlest way of course. I love the fact that my eyebrows have lifted, and I love the new pout. I never thought I would do this kind of treatment – I thought I would age gracefully without help! – But I’m so happy I did.
– Rachel, Oxfordshire
Once you’ve been to Rosie, I can assure you, you’ll never want to go anywhere else for treatments ever again. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone who wants to look more vibrant and confident.
– Maxine, Leamington Spa