For several decades, Botox in Manchester has routinely been used to help wage the war on ageing, and while cosmetic injectables are still effectively used in this role, did you know that they can also be used alongside cosmetic dentistry in Manchester to enhance a smile?
While Botox is more commonly associated with Medispa’s and Plastic Surgeons, a Manchester dentist can also use it to enhance a patients cosmetic dental requirements. People are often surprised when they look down a list of dental treatments on a practice website to discover the presence of cosmetic injectables such as Botox. Manchester dentists however would argue that it makes total sense. Here’s why.
Experienced dentists are skilled in delivering pain-free injections – It’s true! Dentists have been taught to administer gentle injections right from training and it’s not uncommon for a dentist to have delivered tens of thousands of them throughout their career to date. The delivery of Botox requires pinpoint accuracy and a lightness of touch which dentists naturally have, so if anyone can do it safely without causing a patient stress, then they can!
Okay, so just being able to inject someone safely doesn’t necessarily mean that you should, so there has to be a better reason that that right? Well, here’s a couple more convincing ones…
Cosmetic dentists are facial experts – Any dentist is in reality an oral expert, trained in the oral and maxillofacial areas (the areas from the chin to the forehead) If you think about it, dentists analyse faces all the time. They have a great understanding of the aesthetics, symmetry and balance of a face. They’re trained to recognise how patients move certain parts of their faces, enabling them to see what treatment would benefit the patient best. If this isn’t a good argument for dentists being the best fit for delivering Botox in Manchester then you clearly need more proof! You really need more proof? Okay here it is…
Dentists don’t just treat mouths they treat people – What a great statement that is, and if you think about it for a second, you’ll see that there’s way more than an element of truth in it.…
At first glance you might understandably think that dentists are preoccupied with what goes on inside of the mouth. However, long before the advent of modern dentistry, dentures have been making a huge difference to patients faces for over 200 years. Even going back a hundred years or so, dentists were restoring bite function with dentures for sure, but in addition (and probably without knowing it) dentures even then, improved the musculature of the lips providing greater aesthetic support. Logistically speaking anyway, this is also a job that modern-day cosmetic injectables such as dermal fillers can also achieve.
So, now you know why dentists are the ideal candidates for delivering cosmetic enhancements such as Botox, in Manchester at least, there remain more than a few people who are a little astounded by the thought of seeing non-surgical injectable treatments like Botox, alongside more traditional cosmetic dentistry services such as dental veneers, teeth whitening and implant-based restorations. However, when used in conjunction with dental treatments it can really make a difference. Here’s how…
Botox injections – The cherry on the top of a full- smile makeover
A Smile makeover can be several, or a number of cosmetic dental treatments which come together to enhance a smile. It may include undergoing porcelain veneers, dental bonding, teeth whitening or tooth implants, but may also be gum contouring, orthodontics (teeth straightening using braces or aligners) or replacing old silver amalgam fillings with composite white ones.
Whatever treatments you opt for, in reality, they’re designed to focus on the engine room of your smile – your teeth! So, while a smile makeover primarily deals with what’s going on inside the mouth, What about the outside? What about the face? You could say that it’s like painting a great work of art and placing it in a cheap frame! This is where cosmetic injectable treatments such as Botox and dermal fillers come in. They serve to further enhance the smile. This is the final ‘framework’, or ‘cherry on the cake’ that brings all those elements together.
Of course there’s another way that Botulinum Toxin (Botox) can help those in need of dental treatment and it’s more in a medical sense rather than an aesthetic one.
Botox in Manchester as a pain reliever – Really?
In addition to keeping the body beautiful, did you know that if you struggle with pain from teeth or jaw related symptoms, Botox therapeutic treatments can give you the relief you need?
Take people who suffer with chronic bruxism for example (That’s teeth grinding to you and me) they often complain of severe jaw pain from clenching the jaw muscles. It can also lead to chronic headaches. The same can be said for those with temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) disfunction where migraines, neck and jaw pain are commonplace.
Quick and painless Botox treatments injected into the area, have the ability to decrease unnecessary muscle contraction caused by strained muscles. What’s more, they can work instantly, acting as a super-fast (but temporary) pain reliever.
Cosmetic injectables can avoid the need for surgery
Of course, while undergoing Botox in Manchester can negate the need for more evasive treatments such as a face lift, it can also be used to help those people avoid gum surgery for the sake of appearance. Sometimes when people have issues with their jaw joint they have a high smile line. This is because the upper lip is often pulled taught, culminating in the person showing a lot of gum. A small amount of Botox injected near the area can relax the lip muscle and hey presto! No more ‘gummy’ smile!
So there you have it, How Botox enhances cosmetic dentistry and why dentists are among the best people to administer it. Irrespective of whether you need or want cosmetic dentistry in Manchester per se, your dentist is still the best place to go for quick and easy antiwrinkle treatment. Besides if you don’t want anyone to know, you can always tell them that you have a dental appointment and you wouldn’t have to lie 😊
If you feel that you’re in need of Botox in Manchester or would like to consider it as part of a wider cosmetic dental treatment, then call the team at Church Road Dental And Cosmetics. We’ve been restoring and creating smiles for several years, so let us show you just what we can do for you. To book your consultation, call Dr. Karim and the team on 0161 486 0743 today.