I cannot close my teeth due to a very lagre gap - will Botox in my jaw muscles help this?

Doctor Answers 3

Probably Not

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Unfortunately, Botox would probably not be able to reduce the gap between your teeth. It can only relax the muscles in the jaw.

Botox and teeth

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Botox only works to affect muscles in which it is injected into. Injecting Botox into your jawline would help slim to jawline itself but will not have any affect on the teeth alignment.

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Botox for Gap in Teeth

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Hi SF.  Botox will not shape change the jaw bone structure.  It can reduce the size of the masseter (jaw) muscle, which in turn can soften the appearance of the jaw, but the product cannot change the alignment of your teeth or the shape of the bones in the jaw.  

Good luck.

Harold J. Kaplan, MD
Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
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