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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 21-24

Botox: In orthodontics


1 Department of Orthodontics, ACPM Dental College, Dhule, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Orthodontics, Dr. Rajesh Ramdasji Kambe Dental College and Hospital, Akola, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Pawankumar Dnyandeo Tekale
Dnyanita Orthodontic Care, Aurangabad, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2277-4696.185190

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Botulinum toxin type A (BTX-A) (Botox, Allergan, Irvine, CA, USA) has been studied since the late 1970s for the treatment of several conditions associated with excessive muscle contraction. Smile esthetics has become a major concern among patients and orthodontists. This article describes the efficient, nonsurgical, and less invasive use of BTX-A injection for the correction of a gummy smile in orthodontics.


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