Botox

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics

Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD

Orthodontist & Aesthetic Specialist located in Chardon, OH & Cuyahoga Falls, OH

Botox® is an injectable treatment that can smooth wrinkles and also stop temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder pain and teeth grinding. At Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics, with two locations in Chardon and Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, skilled orthodontist Mandana Mozayeni, DDS, MSD, and her experienced team offer Botox injections as a one-appointment procedure that’s customized for your budget and needs. Call the office nearest you or book an appointment online today.

Botox Q & A

What is Botox?

Botox is an injectable product known as a neuromodulator. It works by hindering muscle contractions in the area where it’s injected. Botox is the world’s most popular injectable neuromodulator. 

Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics chose Botox for use in aesthetic, TMJ, and bruxism treatments because it consistently offers natural-looking results without serious pain or downtime. The team participated in advanced Botox and dermal fillers training through the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. 

How does Botox treat wrinkles?

Botox is the ideal nonsurgical treatment for lines and wrinkles that come from repeated muscle movements. As you grow older, your skin loses some of its natural elasticity, which means it doesn’t snap back into place quickly after you draw your eyebrows together, frown, or raise your forehead. Eventually, this leaves you with fine lines and wrinkles etched into your upper face.

Botox works by reducing muscle movement under your skin. This, in turn, means your skin’s not contracting to create those wrinkles. Botox is an excellent way to smooth lines in three main areas: the glabellar area between brows, the forehead area, and the eye area (crow’s feet). 

Botox can start to take effect in as few as 24-48 hours, and lasts up to four months. 

How does Botox work for TMJ disorders and bruxism?

With both TMJ disorders and bruxism (teeth grinding), the underlying problem is often at least partially in the jaw muscles. Botox injections in the muscles around the jaw hinges can help you stop clenching your jaw and grinding your teeth. 

By forcing your jaw muscles to relax, you can often get great relief for all the symptoms that can come along with TMJ or bruxism, such as headaches, tooth wear-and-tear, jaw pain, and ear pain. 

Botox for TMJ or bruxism can take longer to take effect than cosmetic Botox because your main jaw muscle, the masseter, is bigger than the facial muscles. It can start to take effect in just a day or two, and then takes up to a week to achieve the maximum effect. Botox may last for anywhere from 3-5 months in this area. 

Botox treatment at Mandana Mozayeni Orthodontics takes just one appointment and is always customized to fit your needs and budget. Call the office nearest you or use the online booking tool to schedule your Botox consultation today.