Cosmetic Dentists are among the only people to be able to offer a complete approach to facial aesthetics. By first setting solid foundations through establishing optimal oral health and aesthetics, Dentists then add Dysport® in the same appointments to complete the picture making treatment less painful, more convenient and more comprehensive.
Instead of dentofacial aesthetic treatment being disjointed and leading to compromised results, our dentists ensure that lines are softened, lips are enhanced and skin health is optimised to compliment the aesthetic dentistry done in the mouth.
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Dysport® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s fee round the eyes. Dysport® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor is Dysport® is right for you. If you have side effects see your doctor. You will need to pay for Dysport® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions &; side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Dysport® lasts about 4-5 months and further course of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals. Contains 500 units of clostridium botulinum Type A toxin. Galderma (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Our cosmetic dentistry options include botulinum toxin, commonly known as Dysport® and Dermal Filler treatments. Dysport® is a safe and approved medicine, registered with the New Zealand Ministry of Health, and it disappears naturally from the body. Our philosophy with all aspects of cosmetic dentistry is to build on and restore the best version of your smile. This philosophy also applies to Botox, where we believe it should be used to restore a fresher, more youthful and relaxed version of yourself – never to the point where other people can tell you’ve “had work done”.
Why Dentists And Dysport®
You may be wondering why dentists can give Dysport®, and whether you should choose a dentist over other Dysport® providers such as skin specialists or beauty clinics. The face and head are actually the only part of the body that dentists work on. And giving injections in this area is something we do all day long making us experts at safely and effectively administering facial injections. Dysport® is an ideal accompaniment to cosmetic dentistry, as well as being useful for treating different medical conditions.
Treating Muscle Pain With Dysport®
Clenching and grinding (Bruxism) teeth is a habit that affects many people. Stress Anxiety Crooked or broken down teeth along with sleep apnoea can be contributing factors to bruxism. The effects of clenching and grinding can be serious for sufferers. It commonly causes teeth to wear, which can lead to fracturing or even loss of teeth. It is also common for sufferers to experience headaches, sore jaws, stiff necks and even backaches.
Temporomandibular dysfunction is a problem in the joint that connects the jaw to the skull. This dysfunction may end up causing jaw pain, headaches, neck pain, limited mouth opening and clicking when moving the jaw. Problems in the temporomandibular joint may be caused by congenital abnormalities of the condyles, due to a bad form of biting or underlying problems such as bruxism. Bruxism is the habit of grinding or clenching teeth, usually during sleep. One of the possible solutions to bruxism is making a mouth guard, which is placed in the maxilla and will protect teeth and temporomandibular joint.
Wearing a custom made splint can be an effective way to prevent wear or tooth fractures that result from clenching and grinding teeth. Dysport® is an excellent alternative, or can be used in unison with a splint for severe cases . It is extremely effective to use muscle relaxants in the form of Dysport® to aide in relief from bruxism.
Small doses of Dysport® are injected into the large muscle that controls the jaw (masseter muscle), effectively weakening it enough to stop involuntary clenching and grinding and aides in weakening the muscle memory. It is a safe and approved method of relaxing the muscle thus reducing the wear of teeth as well as muscle aches and tightness. It does not affect your ability to chew, eat, drink, swallow, talk or make full facial expressions. A series of Dysport® of treatments over a short period of time may be required to have the full weakening effect of the muscle.
Improving Facial Aesthetics With Dysport®
Dysport® is an advanced variation of Botox used effectively to improve the appearance of wrinkles, such as:
- Forehead creases and frown lines
- Crow’s feet
- Glabellar frown lines
- Bunny lines
The results can be seen within 2 to 7 days and last for as long as four months. Patients look more rested, radiant and youthful – an enhanced version of themselves. What’s more, Dysport® relaxes the facial muscles that cause wrinkles. The results are natural-looking and allow you to laugh, smile and frown just like normal, just with less wrinkles! It’s a safe way to replace your radiant glow.
Dr Vikki Nelson and Dr Sophia Mahendran are skilled in cosmetic dentistry, providing treatments which include Botox and Dermal Fillers to create beautiful, natural smiles and faces that our patients love. Dr Vikki Nelson and Dr Sophia Mahendran are trained with the Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics (AADFA). The AADFA provides comprehensive training for dentists by dentists which combines theory with a strong practical approach for advanced expertise.
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