The benefits of Botox therapy at the dentist’s office in Chesterland, OH

Dentists are uniquely (and exceptionally) qualified to administer cosmetic injections, such as Botox and dermal fillers. Dentists like Dr. Brianne (“Dr. Bri”) Fratantonio of Chesterland Family Dental Care understand facial anatomy and how the various muscles of the face function. When in our capable hands, Botox therapy in Chesterland, OH, at our dental office can be used to improve the appearance of your “smile zone,” as well as for other oral conditions.


Botox® is injected into precise points of the face with very thin needles. Botox® is formulated with a substance that blocks the nerve signals, which tell your muscles to contract. Each time a muscle contracts, it makes a small groove in the skin. A dynamic or fixed wrinkle arises due to the cumulative effect of this muscle activity. When muscles in the treatment area cannot contract, dynamic expression lines cannot form. Since Botox® is so precisely administered by our team, the results will look natural. Your face will not appear “frozen.”

Dental applications

Botox® may be injected to improve the appearance of nasolabial folds. These “smile lines” form around the nose and mouth. Additionally, Botox® was first developed to treat medical conditions, not for cosmetic improvement. So, we can also use Botox® to:

  • Restore your facial shape – Teeth-grinding overworks the masseter muscles that connect your cheeks and jaws. Just like your biceps and quads “bulk up” with weight training, masseters can become overly bulky. The result of chronic bruxism is that an oval-shaped or round face can become square-shaped. Masseter hypertrophy makes the lower part of the face look bulky. When precisely injected into the overworked muscles, they relax. This process slims down the lower portion of the face, reducing the “squareness” of the jawline.
  • Ease the pain, prevent damage from bruxism – Fractures, chips, and other damage to natural teeth, and restorations arise due to the pressure bruxers place on their teeth. Botox® relaxes the involved muscles, which reduces bruxism and the force that is placed on the teeth.
  • Relieves the pain, symptoms of TMJ dysfunction – The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the hinge that connects the jaw to your skull on either side of your face. When the TMJ is disordered, radiating facial pain, stiffness, and other debilitating symptoms can arise. Botox® is injected into the trigger points or sources of TMJD. When muscles relax, the pain subsides, and a healthy range of motion is restored.

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Call (440) 491-4001 to schedule an appointment

Chesterland Family Dental Care is all about creating smiles for life. If lines around your mouth or functional problems such as jaw pain have developed over time, we can help you regain your confident appearance and quality of life again. Call (440) 491-4001 to schedule your appointment at the office in Chesterland, which also serves Hunting Valley, Gates Mills, Chardon, Munson, Kirtland, Russell, Chagrin Falls, Novelty, Mayfield, and the surrounding area.

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD
Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD
Trudy Amstadt, DDS

Brianne R. Fratantonio, MA, DMD, earned her dental degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine and her Bachelor of Science and Masters in Biology from John Carroll University. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Ohio Dental Association (ODA), American Academy of Facial Esthetics, Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies, Engel Institute of Dental Implants, and Dental XP Externship. She is passionate about providing general dentistry services and building lasting patient relationships.

Nicholas R. Fratantonio, DDS, FAGD, received his postgraduate training at Case Western Reserve University Dental School. He is a member of the ADA, ODA, Northeast Ohio Dental Society, International Association of Orthodontics, American Orthodontic Society, American Association of Functional Orthodontics, and International College of Cranio-Mandibular Orthopedics, a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, and a Past President of the Northeastern Ohio Neuromuscular Study Club.

Trudy Amstadt, DDS, is a graduate of the School of Dental Medicine at Case Western Reserve University. She has followed advanced courses in cosmetic dentistry, dentures, crowns and bridges, occlusion, and neuromuscular dentistry. She has memberships with the American Dental Society, ODA, GCDS0, and various study clubs.