Improving Your Facial Esthetics With Botox

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Cosmetic dentistry means we have treatments to improve the shade, color, and symmetry of your teeth, and even your gums! But what about facial esthetics? Well, with Botox and dermal fillers, your Northwest, IN, dentist can offer treatment to preserve your youthful features! In addition, these systems could also offer relief from headaches and jaw pain associated with TMJ disorder and bruxism.


Botox is a unique form of the botulinum toxin, one that can be used to stop the nerve impulses in the facial muscles behind contractions. Slowing or stopping these movements helps reduce the appearance of wrinkles, offering a younger appearance. As a result, these can be used to help address facial esthetics. The facial rejuvenation results last about six months on average, and could be administered via an injection to specific parts of your face during routine checkup visits at our office. Botox then helps prevent frown lines, wrinkles in the forehead, crow’s feet, and loose skin on the face or neck. The system also addresses gummy smiles by stopping overactive upper lip muscles, so your gums are less prominent when you smile.

Dermal Fillers

We also offer another unique esthetic treatment with dermal fillers. These don’t impact facial muscles to stop wrinkles, instead a filling material is injected to parts of your face to remove lines and wrinkles. The material is safe and biocompatible, and takes minutes to administer and results are noticeable in as little as 30 minutes. The effects can last for months and be used alongside Botox and other cosmetic treatments. We could use to create fuller lips, and remove laugh lines and nasolabial folds.

Treating Bruxism and TMJ Disorder

These issues don’t just have cosmetic applications. We could also use them to address common, but serious, oral health issues. TMJ disorder occurs when strain on the jaw joints upsets bite balance and causes painful symptoms, as well as trouble opening and closing the mouth. Bruxism means that bite imbalance and other factors have caused persistent teeth grinding, damaging teeth with time. Both disorders are linked to headaches, jaw pain, and other aches. However, with Botox we can ease strain in the muscles and jaw joints, bringing relief and preventing further damage or discomfort due to these disorders.

If you have any questions about how we treat esthetics, or how we combat issues such as TMJ disorder or bruxism, then please contact our team today to learn more.


Our team wants to address the issues with your teeth, gums, and facial esthetics that impact the beauty of your face and smile. Contact Healthy Smiles in Northwest IN by calling 219-938-2637 to learn more about our approach to cosmetic dental care.