- of Smiles
Our never-ending thirst for knowledge and the ability to offer our patients the best possible range of treatments continues here at The Smile Specialists. From the day I entered dental school 30 years ago, I learned two things in great depth: First, how to gently use a needle to administer local anesthetic. Who knows this better than your own orthodontist, who performs these procedures dozens of times each week? Second, I did a year-long, in-depth dissection and study of the facial muscles, nerves, and arteries. In specialty training for orthodontics I studied in great detail the facial muscles and the muscles of mastication. Specifically, those muscles that lift our brows, that cause our jaw to move, and that give our lips the ability to rise as we smile.
Now in our efforts to serve our patient’s needs and keep up with technological changes, we strive to perform specific procedures as well as, or better than, any other health care provider. We at The Smile Specialists are offering therapeutic and cosmetic uses of Botox and dermal fillers.
I have invested considerable time and expense to ensure that our practice provides facial esthetic treatments in a world-class fashion. I have become a member of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and I continue to study and deepen my skill set to provide these services in the broadest sense.
Where does a smile end…with the teeth? With the lips? With the “smile lines” around the mouth? With the way your smile lines around your eyes look when you smile?
Lastly, who knows and understands better than your trusted orthodontic specialist, how a properly balanced and healthy smile should look? Who knows better how to offer total facial esthetics?
David McSurdy, DMD
Member, American Academy of Facial Esthetics
Many are turning to Botox®, a specially formulated purified protein which has been proven to reduce moderate to severe frown lines between their brows, forehead wrinkles and crow’s feet. This safe and effective medication is placed into your wrinkles using a tiny needle. It eliminates these facial wrinkles and frown lines by decreasing the movement of the muscles in these trouble areas. Botox® can brighten up your attitude and outlook, and remove the wrinkles of time.
Botox® is not only used for cosmetic treatment. Many people are not aware that Botox® can help with dental issues that are associated with severe or chronic muscle contraction.
Bruxism (grinding) or Clenching can wear down your teeth, make them crack or chip and can produce TMJ as well cause tension headaches. Therapeutic Botox® in conjunction with a night guard can protect your teeth from continued wear and keep your jaw joints healthy and pain free.
“Gummy” or “Off Center” smiles are often due to hypermobility of muscles around your lip which cause the upper lip to be pulled upward excessively (gummy smile) or the lip to be pulled towards one side more than the other (off center smiles.)
Migraine headaches, can, in many cases be alleviated with the proper use of the Therapeutic Botox® along with other prescribed medicines.
Donna DeLeo is originally from Buffalo, NY where she obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Alfred State College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from The University of Buffalo. After three and a half years in the Army Nurse Corps, she obtained her Masters in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at The University of Texas in San Antonio. Her background includes Intensive Care Nursing, and she is certified in Wound Care and Aesthetic Nursing. She has resided in Collegeville since 1998 with her husband Rich and their two sons.