Otherwise known as the unconscious clenching or grinding of the teeth, bruxism occurs when the masseter muscles, the strongest and most important muscle in your cheeks, are overused. This can cause a square-looking jaw and can also cause damage to your teeth.
By treating the muscle with muscle relaxing injections, we can block nerve signals resulting in the muscle no longer being able to contract as tightly therefore, stopping the involuntary grinding of the teeth and clenching of the jaw. Consequently, the treatment causes the size of the muscle to reduce and creates a softer angle of the jaw and a more youthful oval face.
Better known for eradicating fine lines & wrinkles, muscle relaxing injections contain a naturally occurring neurotoxin, botulinum toxin type A, which when injected into the muscle blocks nerve signals and make them unable to contract as tightly. An effective treatment for reducing a prominent or asymmetric jaw line, the procedure has no downtime and patients generally notice softening of the masseter muscle after 1 week and softening of the jaw line at around 6-8 weeks.
Muscle relaxing injections are made up of naturally occurring plant proteins that when injected into muscles blocks nerve signals and make it unable to contract as tightly, causing wrinkles to temporarily relax and soften for an anti-ageing affect.
You will start seeing results 72 hours after treatment, optimum results are 2 weeks post treatment.
On average 3-4 months dependent on the age and muscle activity of the patient.
A very fine needle is used in this treatment, and most patients describe the sensation as a small scratch. No anaesthetic is required.
Normally we advise having your masseters treated 3-4 times a year depending on the severity. We do advise seeking a dental opinion prior to your treatment to ensure that dental malocclusion is not the root cause of your symptoms.
Dr Ahmed is known for his light touch and incredible precision and clients visit Bank MediSpa for the treatment of teeth grinding from all over the north-west of England from towns such as Altrincham, Sale, Alderley Edge, Wilmslow, Bramhall, and Knutsford, as well as cities further afield including Liverpool, Chester, and Warrington.
To find out more about how we can provide you with relief from teeth grinding, contact Bank MediSpa today and book your complimentary consultation.