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Botox®/Dysport/Xeomin to maximize results of Cosmetic dentistry

Due to the minimally invasive nature of Botox®/Dysport/Xeomin, have been greatly expanded to maximize the aesthetic dentistry results in addition to treating dental conditions such as high lip lines, TMJ (Temporomandibular Joint Disorder), teeth grinding (Bruxism), ill-fitting dentures from shifting jaw muscles, and more.

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BOTOX®, Dysport, Xeomin to help with bruxism, grinding, clenching, and TMJ

Because Botox® is minimally invasive, it has become an excellent tool to treat aesthetic or functional dental conditions such as nasolabial folds (smile lines), high lip lines, black triangles between teeth, and radial lip lines.

Globally, Botox® is the treatment of choice for retaining a vibrant, youthful appearance and has primarily been administered by dermatologists and plastic surgeons. That, however, has changed because state dental boards increasingly support dentists offering Botox®. Currently, Botox® is an alternative option and a great option to maximize the results for aesthetic dentistry treatment.

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  • Botox® has been shown to help with the management of muscle-generated dental diseases such as bruxism), masseter hypertrophy (enlargement of jaw muscles), clenching, and TMJ (temporomandibular disorders).
  • Edentulous patients (those with no teeth) have been shown to benefit from Botox® treatment, especially in cases where lip muscles have become repositioned due to vertically decreased dimension. Dentures don’t always fit well, and in these situations, Botox® can help relax and retrain muscles around new dentures, thus making the transition more successful.
  • Patients with a high lip line can benefit from Botox®, which can help relax lip muscles, giving the patient a more aesthetically-pleasing smile line. This has become a popular option because the process in its entirety is not extremely invasive and offers more immediate treatment.
  • To help Patients with TMJ, Temporomandibular Joint Disorder, Botox® is also an option. TMJ disorders have been known to cause severe pain due to “hyperactivity of the muscles,” and, in the past, treatment options were limited. Now, however, Botox® can aid in relaxing these muscles. Having your dental professional provide Botox® services offers effective and quick pain relief.
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  • The use of Botox® for bruxism, also known as teeth grinding, can help minimize the force of muscular contractions. Combining Botox® injections with a nightguard can make for an effective treatment against teeth grinding.

Commonly Heard Myths About the Use of Botox®, Dysport, and Xeomin

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Despite the prevalence of Botox® over the past few years, there are still many misconceptions. Here are some common Botox® myths:

  • Myth #1: Botox® injections can lead to a “frozen face.” Many people believe injections of Botox® will make them lose their ability to make facial expressions. Not true. Botox® treatment relaxes muscles directly at the injection point. As long as you are receiving Botox® treatment from someone who performs skilled injections, you should not experience any loss of facial expressions.

  • Myth #2: Botox® is only effective when removing lines. In short, Botox® has many more uses than removing lines or eliminating facial wrinkles. In addition to the dental and eye benefits of Botox®, there are plenty of additional medical uses. Other medical uses include treating TMJ, neck and back pain, hyperhidrosis (excessive sweating), and migraine treatment.

  • Myth #3: Botox® injections hurt. Using the term “injection” can instill fear in many, but with Botox®, patients have compared the injection to a slight pinch-if they feel anything at all. To keep patients comfortable during administration, a topical anesthetic specifically made for Botox® injections can be used. No additional anesthetic is necessary, and the pain levels are incredibly minimal.

  • Myth #4: If you stop receiving Botox®, wrinkles will worsen. It has been a common misconception that once a person starts Botox® treatment and then stops, their wrinkles will worsen. Botox® does not exacerbate wrinkle formation. Instead, wrinkles will return to their initial look and will appear as they did before receiving Botox® injections.

  • Myth #5: Botox treatments are harmful. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would not approve something dangerous or toxic. Botox® has more than 20 years of use for several conditions. In addition, Botox® has a well-established history of being completely safe. If you’re still concerned, consider this: you would need more than 100 times the average cosmetic Botox® dose to be toxic.

How to Find a Skilled Dentist that Offers Botox®/ Dysport/Xeomin

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According to the JIOH (Journal of International Oral Health), Botox® is now correcting many dental conditions. It is entirely acceptable as long as trained dental professionals are using Botox® as part of a comprehensive dental treatment plan within the “dental scope of practice” versus a stand-alone procedure.

Dental professionals must have received education and training before administering any Botox® injection. Botox® regulations for dentists and dental hygienists vary from state to state — state licensing boards must be consulted before any Botox® administration to adhere to state regulations and laws.

To find a dentist that does Botox®, you can ask friends, family, or coworkers for references or use Google. Search for the term “Botox dentist near me in Lincoln, NE” or “Lincoln, NE dental clinic that offers Botox®.” Dentists that offer Botox® at their clinic will advertise this particular service.

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Because dentists are already extraordinarily knowledgeable and well-equipped to handle procedures riskier than Botox®, this treatment is an excellent addition to dental practices to ensure they can meet patient needs.

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Botox® vs. Dysport® What are the differences? 

Both Dysport® and Botox® cause paralysis in the neuromuscular junction. They are both used for treating fine lines and wrinkles. However, their differences are more extensive.

Dysport® is usually used to manage cervical dystonia, or spasmodic torticollis, an abnormal tone in the neck muscles, resulting in an abnormal head position. Botox is not usually used to treat this condition.

Furthermore, Dysport® works far more quickly at the injection site than Botox®. For instance, it is predicted that Dysport® outcomes are visible 48 hours after injection, whereas Botox® results can take a few days to manifest.

The two’s durations of action are likewise very dissimilar. For instance, the expected duration of Dysport® is up to 4 months. What is the lifespan of Botox®? It only lasts for three months on average. This ultimately affects the number of shots that must be given to patients who require long-term treatment.

To achieve the effects, however, bigger doses of Dysport®—3 units—are required, as opposed to Botox®, which only requires one unit—so it is important to consider the drug dosages.

Finally, Dysport® is less expensive than Botox®, and the two medications have different storage requirements. Because it is freeze-dried, Botox® must be frozen at -5°C or chilled between 2 and 8°C. Dysport® just needs to be kept between 2 and 8°C. 

The Differences between Xeomin® and Botox® are Minimal

Despite having the same toxin, Xeomin® and Botox® have different fundamental structures. A protein structure in Botox® covers botulinum toxin but not in Xeomin®, which is the “naked” botulinum toxin. When botulinum toxin is administered, this protein casing on Botox can trigger immunological responses that, in time, can limit the toxin’s effects. This is thought to be a benefit of Xeomin® over Botox, as repeated injections of Xeomin® don’t cause the creation of antibodies.

2. Botox® is kept frozen or between 2 and 8 °C in storage. It must therefore be transported inside a freezer. The product can be transported much more easily and affordably because Xeomin® does not necessarily need to be kept in a freezer or refrigerator.

3. Merz Pharma produces Xeomin®, while Allergan produces Botox.

If patients acquire antibodies to Botox®, Xeomin® is typically an option.

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Dysport vs. Botox: What’s Better for Wrinkles?

Botox and Dysport minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles generated by facial expressions.”

Small doses of botulinum toxins are safe, but the formulas for Botox and Dysport are slightly different.

The same core active ingredient is present in both Dysport and Botox, but a different protein enables Dysport to diffuse or spread further.

Botox and Dysport have effects that persist for around four months, but Dysport’s effects typically start to show up sooner than Botox’s do—by about two days as opposed to a week.

What is the difference between BOTOX® and Dysport? 

The frown lines between your eyebrows, known as glabellar lines, are the main problem that Dysport is designed to treat. For people who have moderate to severe frown lines, Dysport is a fantastic alternative. Contrarily, many different forms of wrinkles, such as crow’s feet, forehead wrinkles, and laugh lines, can be treated with Botox.

Where Dysport differs from Botox is the size of the dosage. The injectable comes in a single-use 300-unit or 500-unit vial. That means more Dysport is applied per injection site compared to Botox. This makes it useful for larger surface areas like the forehead. Dysport is FDA approved to last up to 4 months but may last longer. Dysport may also activate faster than Botox based on the patient and use.

Which one lasts longer, Botox® or Dysport? 

Botox and Dysport have effects that persist for around four months, but Dysport’s effects typically start to show up sooner than Botox’s do—by about two days as opposed to a week.

Which is cheaper, Botox® or Dysport?

 Depending on the doctor, you may find that Dysport is less expensive than Botox. Each treatment form lasts roughly four months, and some feel Dysport lasts longer.

What is safer, Botox® or Dysport?

Your safety is our team’s top concern, and Dysport and Botox both have stellar safety histories.  The FDA has certified both of them as secure and efficient. Because Botox has been available for longer, some patients think it is safer.

       What is better, Botox® vs. Dysport® for  Eyebrow Lift? 

The muscle that runs along the side of the upper eyelid can be relaxed with Botox and Dysport. By relaxing the muscle that pulls the brow downward, Botox or Dysport can be used to elevate the brow or perform a brow lift temporarily.

       Is BOTOX® or Dysport® more effective for wrinkles? 

Unlike typical surgical procedures, you can see the results of these cosmetic injections within a few days. Neither Botox nor Dysport requires a recovery period. Immediately following the treatment, you can leave for home.

Dysport® Results:

After a few days, the effects of Dysport can be felt. Results may last for up to five months. You’ll need to return for further injections to keep the effects of your treatment.

Botox® Results:

Botox may start working within a week, but complete results may not appear for up to a month.

Additionally, Botox injections take a few months, sometimes up to six months.

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This gentle dentist in Lincoln, NE says: “I am extremely privileged to be part of this amazing profession. I find there is nothing that is more rewarding than helping my patients learn how to care for their smiles in addition to becoming healthier overall. I feel patients deserve personalized dental care. Therefore, quality dental care is my number one goal. While providing top-notch dental care for you, I want your dental experience to be positive and comfortable.

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