What is Jaw Clenching?
Jaw Clenching is simply holding the teeth together and tightening the jaw muscles. It often is an involuntary action due to stress or anxiety while awake or even asleep and oftern results in pain or even teeth grinding. Grinding or bruxism involves moving the jaw with the teeth held together. This results in substantial visible wear and flattening of the teeth which is usually obvious both to dentist and patient. The jaw Botox treatment has always been very popular request in our practice.
How is Botox used for jaw pain, clenching and TMJ?
Botox is also popular in our practice for patients who have issues with teeth grinding and TMJ. These patients suffer from pain and restless nights due to this issue. Botox effectively treats this issue when injected directly into the jaw muscles that are causing the clenching effect providing relief for these patients.
Alternative uses of Botox for cosmetic jawline slimming
Botox atrophies or weakens the jaw muscle and makes the muscles appear smaller, thus a more feminine or V-line shape is achieved.
Why Dr. John Lee?
This procedure has become more popular due to social media post but Dr. Lee has been performing this procedure for over 15 years. This treatment is very popular in Asia especially Korea, the mecca of plastic surgery in the world. So Dr. Lee is one of the most experienced provider of this treatment in the U.S. If the botox is injected too close to the mouth area, your smile and also your chewing can be affected.
Jawline Slimming With Botox (masseter Botox)
Botox, when applied to the jaw, can make the muscles appear smaller, thus a more feminine or V-line shape is achieved. Botox can be used as a tool to achieve specific aesthetic outcomes in this area. In this treatment, Botox is injected into the masseter muscle which is a muscle on your jaw that grows with age and can give your face a more square look for those with more pronounced masseter muscles. Call us about botox for jawline slimming or relief from jaw clenching.
How much do jaw Botox treatments cost?
We recommend 70-100 units (depending on how strong the jaw muscle is) for jaw slimming and typically 50 units for clenching, teeth grinding or TMJ patients. We charge $11 per unit (we are able to provide this incredible price since Dr. Lee is one of the highest volume provider of Botox in the country). There is additional discounts offered for the higher dosage treatment for jaw slimming. Typically, you will need to have the treatments every 3-4 months for a year or two and then you can prolong the results for 4-6 months.