If you’ve got a big event coming up, say a class reunion or a dream vacation, you want to look your best — not because you’re worried about what others think, but because you want to feel confident. We offer many non-invasive dental treatments that can provide results in a reasonable amount of time, such as whitening and veneers, but your teeth are only part of your smile. So what are you to do when you’re happy with your teeth but find your smile lacking?
Facial Esthetics: Your Smile’s Best Friend
When your teeth are exactly as you want them to be but you’re still not quite satisfied with your look, facial esthetics might be just what you’re looking for. These non-surgical treatments can work miracles on the fine lines and facial folds that make you look older than you feel:
- BotoxⓇ — This naturally-derived injectable works wonders for the wrinkles around the upper part of your faces, such as horizontal forehead lines, vertical lines between your eyebrows, and the crow’s feet that show when you smile. While Botox does not “fill in” the wrinkles, it does temporarily disable the muscles that make them. The results of Botox treatment are at their best about six weeks after the injections and last around three months, total.
- JuvedermⓇ — This treatment is most useful around your mouth. They can add volume to those vertical marionette lines, plump up thinning lips, and even fill in pitted scars. Like Botox, Juvederm is injectable but lasts longer — usually between nine months and a year.
Comedian Phyllis Diller once said, “If you don’t have wrinkles, you haven’t laughed enough.” While that may be true, nobody else needs to know just how often you’ve laughed. If you’re interested in enhancing your smile with facial esthetics, contact my office today. We’d love to make you even happier with your smile.
Dr. Ruth Roach Morgan