Do you grind your teeth at night?
Many men and woman clench or grind their teeth for years, often while they’re asleep or driving.
The main symptoms of bruxism are:
- Damaged teeth and enamel
- Square jawline
- Swollen face
- Neck pain
- Interrupted sleep
The grinding and its symptoms can be dramatically reduced by injecting Botox into the masseter (the muscle attached to the jaw), which reduces local muscle activity. Results can be experienced within four weeks and some patients find the symptoms just disappear completely.
Another common by-product of bruxism, a squarer, wider jawline (due to hypertrophic growth of the masseter), can be seen to reduce after the procedure, leading to dramatic changes in face shape after regular treatment.