Bruxism (grinding of the teeth/ jaw clenching) is the 3rd most common sleep disorder (after insomnia & snoring). It is often associated with a widened/ square-shaped lower face due to hypertrophy (enlargement) of the masseter (jaw) muscle.

Treatment of this condition using a muscle relaxant (Botox) can be really helpful, providing relief from tense muscles in spasm, by reducing the size and strength of the masseter muscles.

If you suffer from this condition I would ask you to see your dentist first to have your bite/ teeth alignment checked. Some dentists offer a custom made guard where appropriate.

At BrightNewMe we can offer treatment with Botox to suitable patients. Cost of muscle relaxing injections to masseters, at standard starting dose, is £275.

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