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Gummy Smile

A gummy smile occurs when your upper teeth appear too short compared with the amount of gingival, or gum, tissue on display when you smile.

Gummy Smile Treatments.

This makes some people embarrassed , as they feel their smile is overpowered by visible gum, so they smile less, or make efforts to cover their mouths with their hands when smiling. Botox is a good way to reduce the amount of gum on display, so creating a more natural and less embarrassing appearance on smiling.

  • What causes gummy smile?

    Gummy smile can be caused by abnormal eruption of the teeth from the gum – as if the teeth haven’t grown sufficiently from their roots.

    It can also be caused by the way the jaw bone has developed., If it is caused by a hyperactive upper lip movement, this is where a non surgical solution would assist.

  • What is the best treatment for gummy smile?

    If you suffer from gummy smile, there are surgical options that can be explored. However, Botox can help if the cause is hyperactive upper lip movement.

    Botox is injected into the upper lip elevator muscles, inhibiting the contraction of the upper lip when smiling. This reduces the amount of gum on display, and helps to minimise the gummy smile effect.

  • How long does the effect of this treatment of gummy smile last?

    Usually, about 3-4 months . It is an appealing process, as it is quick, relatively painless, and non surgical. It is also a temporary solution, which some individuals prefer.

  • Are there any side effects to this procedure to treat gummy smile?

    Botox injections are safe, non surgical and approved. When administered, some people experience short term tenderness, with a little swelling.

    These side effects disappear quickly, and are shown to subside with each treatment.

  • Who will perform the botox injections for the Gummy Smile treatment?

    As with all Botox injection treatments, Gummy Smile treatment for men and women is performed by one of our qualified practitioners and supervised by Doctor Maria Gonzalez.

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