Botox is an injectable medication that is used as a muscle relaxant. As such, Dentists are able to utilize this reliable medication in the treatment of any health or aesthetic problem a patient may be experiencing across the facial region.
One of the most common uses is in the treatment of dynamic lines or wrinkles on the face, which are those caused by the action of the muscles of facial expression. These lines can cause skin deterioration and aesthetic defects which appear to artificially age a person and have a significant impact on self-esteem. Botox Injections relax the action of the underlying muscles and minimize the resulting lines on the skin.
Traditionally, lines appearing on the forehead; between the eyes (glabellar region); and around the eyes (crow's feet), have been the most common areas treated for aesthetic reasons, however the number of new uses for this remarkable substance has expanded substantially and now includes other areas of direct importance to Dentists.
The treatment of Temporomandibular disorders (TMD), tooth grinding (Bruxism), "gummy smiles" and many other conditions caused by undesired muscle action, can now be made simpler and less invasive through the use of Botox injections by Dentists.
Owing to superior knowledge of facial anatomy; daily practical experience dealing with the functional and aesthetic aspects of the muscles of the face; and an ability to provide accurate and comfortable injections; Dentists are the most qualified people to be providing facial injections after attending Botox training courses with AADFA.
Hyperactive lip muscles can be relaxed, reducing excessive lip elevation during smiling and eliminating the "Gummy Smile".
Forehead lines can be softened - Dentists should now look at the frame that surrounds the teeth to complete the picture
Fine lines around the mouth can be reduced by the injection of facial injectables in this area
Frown lines between the eyes can be improved dramatically
Treating the DAO muscle can help to correct aesthetic & functional asymmetries caused by various neurological & muscular deficiencies
Peri-orbital lines (crow's feet) are caused by smiling and can be relaxed with facial injectables
Injections can be used to treat the masticatory muscles in cases of Bruxism/TMD/Facial Pain and to soften a square jawline.
The platysma muscle, a significant depressor muscle of the lower face, can be relaxed for both aesthetic and dental therapeutic purposes
AADFA prides itself on being a world leader and pioneer in training Dentists in the field of Facial Rejuvenation Dentistry. Through the development of our Botox courses for Dentists we are the only organisation in Australasia dedicated to upholding professional standards in this new area of Dentistry and do so by offering a complete series of facial health and rejuvenation training courses, together with the necessary after-training support and mentorship for Dentists to succeed.