Did you know that nearly 1 million Americans get Botox injections per
year? Although many of these patients are seeking to improve their
appearance and self-confidence, it is estimated that 53 percent of them
undergo this treatment to promote their health. We’re proud to offer
this treatment, along with other dermal fillers, to our patients and help
them achieve better overall well-being.
Other than facial plastic surgeons or ear, nose, and throat specialists,
our highly trained dental team of specialists have the foremost knowledge
of facial aesthetics and anatomy, diagnostic ability, and injection
technique. At Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics, we have the
necessary skills and expertise to produce the results patients are looking
What Do Botox and Dermal Fillers Do?
Botulinum toxin, or Botox for short, and other similar dermal fillers are
used to relax overactive facial muscles. As a result, many patients take
advantage of these treatments to take care of visible wrinkles in the skin
around the mouth, eyes, or forehead. When administered in the right
locations, these chemicals can do more than just reduce the appearance of
fine lines and wrinkles; they can also ease tension in the jaw muscles.
Your jaw muscles are designed to contract—that’s what allows you
to chew your food, after all! However, when these muscles stay clenched or
cause you to grind your teeth, especially while the patient is asleep, it
can lead to excessive enamel wear, persistent jaw pain and soreness, and
other unpleasant and potentially harmful symptoms. Botox and dermal fillers
force these muscles to relax, alleviating pain and saving the
Who Is a Good Candidate for Dermal Fillers or Botox?
Even though many of our patients are children, this service is only offered
to adult patients. Often, the patients who benefit from Botox start out
bringing their child into our office, find out that this specialized
treatment is available with Dr. Benjamin and Dr. Welke, and end up becoming
patients here at Chicago Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics too.
Although Botox and other dermal fillers are most popularly used for cosmetic
purposes for the skin, our team focuses on their pain-relieving effects.
Basically, adults who suffer from jaw pain, consistent headaches, overly
defined jaw muscles, or a temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder or who
grind or clench their teeth can benefit from having Botox or other dermal
filler injections. If you experience any of these symptoms, this treatment
may offer exactly what you need!
Contact our team
to schedule your consultation today!