That ‘square-jawed’ look is usually the result of over developed masseter muscles: they are the muscles that are attached at the angle of your jaw and control your chewing. If you tense them a great deal – or grind your teeth at all – they become more pronounced and produce that strong, masculine jawline.
Many men and woman suffer for years clenching or grinding their teeth, it’s an involuntary movement which we cannot control , 70% of grinding and clenching happens at night when we sleep (ask your partner / spouse ) , or while we drive the car, watch TV. We don’t realise it, in fact the majority of my Bruxism patients (who clench and grind ) deny , as they have no awareness of it.
Wide or square jaws can be inherited genetically or as a result of excessive
clenching/tensing of the jaw muscle. Individuals with bruxism, clenching of the teeth
are at increased risk as well.
We use advanced techniques using BTX which are muscle relaxing injections, tailored to the strength and size of your masseter muscles, to slim the jawline and give a more ‘oval’ and youthful look. Speak to our friendly team today.