Bruxism (teeth grinding)
PriceTeeth grinding or bruxism is a problem that is aggravated by stress. People that clench their teeth during the day or at night mostly do so without knowing that they are doing it. Those that only grind at night only know that they are doing it if they wake up with jaw soreness or if their dentist notices that they are wearing down their teeth. Bruxism results in headaches, earaches, facial pain, chipped teeth, chewed tissue on the inside of the mouth and a square jawline. Many people are not even aware that it is a recognised medical condition.
If you grind your teeth a lot you’ll be exercising the masseter muscle, which is situated at the angle of your jaw and control your chewing. This can mean the muscle becomes over developed and results in a broadening of your jaw, giving you a more square-jawed and masculine appearance. This is nothing to do with age and you can change your jawline.
Muscle Relaxing Injections can be used to treat chronic teeth grinding. There is instant relief from jaw pain, tension and headaches, and a dramatic change in the way that the face looks. The square, severe appearance of the lower face softens into a more normal pleasing jaw line. This change occurs over two or three sessions of muscle relaxing injections, as the masseter muscle shrinks. Treatment results last for about 4 months.