orthodontic botox

facial aesthetics & pain management

why botox?

Although Botox is most commonly associated with cosmetic procedures, it also provides many therapeutic benefits, especially in the field of Dentistry and Orthodontics. Orthodontists are extensively trained in facial anatomy, structure, nerves, and muscles, and thus highly qualified to administer therapeutic Botox for both pain treatment and aesthetics.

We primarily use Botox for pain management, by treating pain that originates from facial muscles. The therapy was approved for treatment of chronic migraines in 2010 by the FDA and is also used to reduce teeth clenching and grinding. Other therapeutic effects include the relief of symptoms associated with TMD (temporomandibular disorder, and bruxism)

For aesthetic purposes, Botox improves the appearance of frown lines, forehead creases, crow’s feet, gummy smiles, and smoker’s lines. Botox results will reach full efficacy in 2 weeks post injection. Everyone metabolizes Botox differently, so results will vary but typically last between 3-4 months. After each re-treatment, less units may be required to produce similar results, and lines will return as less severe since the muscles have already been relaxed.

sophisticated therapy

what is botox?

Botox, or Botulinum toxin, is a highly purified preparation of botulinum toxin A. It acts by blocking the transmission of nerve impulses to muscles and so relaxing the muscles by paralyzing them. Injecting the Botulinum toxin into the muscles temporarily reduces its activity by blocking the transmitters between the motor nerves. Botox is injected, in very small amounts, into specific muscles, as a treatment for a variety of applications.

what can botox do for me?

uses of botox

Botox is used in a wide variety of treatments, ranging from cosmetic procedures to pain management, particularly for pain caused by TMJ disorders, and bruxism, (teeth grinding and clenching). Botox treatments can even alleviate discomfort for patients who have frequent headaches or migraines. 

Most patients, however, choose Botox as a minimally invasive alternative to cosmetic surgery to eliminate wrinkles on the forehead, around the corners of the eyes, between the eyes, and around the lips. Reducing the activity of facial muscles relaxes wrinkles and redirects attention to your beautiful smile. Yet, Botox can have other applications, especially when it comes to framing the smile. Botox can help reduce smoker’s lines, and gummy smiles.

Treatments are painless and take 2-5 minutes, and the results last between 3-4 months.

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Meet the Main Line's Favorite Orthodontist

dr. catherine foote

Dr. Foote's passion is orthodontics for children and adults, particularly in facial growth and aesthetics.

Dr. Foote is committed to continuing her own education as well as that of her team, so she can provide her patients with exceptional orthodontic treatment in a caring, state-of-the-art environment. Foote Orthodontics continued excellence in Wayne and Bryn Mawr has not gone unnoticed. Since opening her practice in 2009, Dr. Foote has been named in the “Top Dentist” issues of both Philadelphia Magazine and Main Line Today.

A native of the Main Line, Dr. Foote resides in Wayne with her husband Neil, daughters Elsie and Piper, and son Graysen. Foote Orthodontics is greatly invested in the local community, regularly donates to auctions and fundraisers for dozens of organizations, from schools to churches, as well as sponsoring local sports teams.

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Philadelphia Magazine's Top Dentist Award 2024 Bdge
Main Line Today Top Dentist 2024
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why the main line is choosing foote orthodontics

"I had an initial consultation for Invisalign and could not have been more impressed with the entire experience. Jan (the orthodontic assistant) was so fantastic, so knowledgeable and so reassuring. She took time to explain the entire process after taking photos, impressions and a digital scan of my mouth which was very high tech. I met Dr Foote after for a consult and felt immediately comfortable. I had considered doing Invisalign through a dentist office however it is so clear to me now just how advantageous it is to go through this process with an actual orthodontist. Invisalign/orthodontia is nuanced and I want someone who specializes and does this all day long. My consultation was exactly that- detailed and specific and I think that will make all the difference. Looking forward to starting the process and I’m even making an appointment for my kids for their initial braces consultation."

- Deena R., Google Review

"Awesome staff. Very thorough. All the best and most advanced tech. Highly recommend!"

- Emna B., Google Review

"For the last 2 1/2 years I’ve been a patient. This has been such a pleasure dealing with Foote Orthodontics. The staff is so friendly and professional and Dr Foote is a true artist. The change in my mouth is unbelievable. I highly recommend this place for children and adults. They have 2 locations and always make my appointments convenient for my schedule. Absolutely amazing !!! A+"

- Mot Sreym

"Dr. Foote and her office staff is extremely professional. She is very attentive to each patient, and listens to their concern and explains her recommendations thoroughly."

 - Healthgrades Review
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