Teeth grinding or Bruxism is a common issue which can result in worn teeth and dental issues, headache and jaw joint (TMJ) issues. Anti-wrinkle injections placed in the chew muscle (masseter muscle) at the angle of the jaw is highly effective at relieving teeth grinding and jaw clenching. The injections are painless; they weaken the muscle that causes the teeth grinding, enabling the jaw to be more relaxed. Benefits can last several months. Treatment should be repeated every 4-6 months as required.
Teeth grinding can result in enlargement of the masseter chewing muscle which gives the face a squarer outline, thus altering the shape of the face. One of the key advantages of treating with anti-wrinkle injections is a narrower jawline contour which can provide a pleasing cosmetic result, especially for women.