A gummy smile occurs when an excess of gum tissue is revealed during smiling. Various factors can contribute to this condition, varying from mild to severe, and it may lead to a sense of dissatisfaction if the individual perceives it as unattractive.

Many individuals aspire to achieve the perfect smile, with the optimal amount of gum display typically falling within the range of 2mm to 4mm.

Botox injections can provide a non-surgical and temporary solution to reduce gum visibility and create a more harmonious smile.

  1. Botox: The procedure involves the injection of Botulinum Toxin Type A into specific muscles responsible for elevating the upper lip.
  2. Muscle Relaxation: Botox works by temporarily relaxing the targeted muscles, reducing their ability to lift the upper lip excessively when smiling.
  3. Precise Application: The injections are strategically administered to achieve a balanced and natural-looking smile without affecting other facial expressions.
  • Individuals with a gummy smile caused by excessive lip elevation.
  • Those seeking a non-surgical and temporary solution to correct the appearance of a gummy smile.
  • Patients in good health without contraindications for Botox injections.
  1. Consultation: A thorough consultation with a qualified practitioner to assess the extent of the gummy smile and discuss treatment goals. During this consultation, you can discuss your concerns, expectations, and desired outcomes.
  2. Topical Anesthesia: Topical numbing cream is applied to enhance comfort during the procedure.
  3. Botox Injections: Precise injections are administered into the muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip. The procedure is relatively quick, often taking around 10 to 15 minutes.
  1. Quick Results: The effects of Botox for a gummy smile are gradual. Whilst the full effect may take 14 days, some improvement will be seen after only a few days
  2. Temporary Nature: The effects of Botox for a gummy smile are temporary, typically lasting around 3 to 4 months. This temporary nature allows for adjustments and maintenance based on your preferences.

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Enhanced Aesthetics

Reduces the visibility of excessive gum exposure, creating a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile.

Subtle Adjustments

The use of Botox for a gummy smile is designed to make subtle adjustments, reducing the elevation of the upper lip and minimizing the visibility of excessive gum tissue.

Preserving Facial Expressions

A skilled practitioner will aim to preserve your natural facial expressions while addressing the specific concern of a gummy smile. The goal is to create a more harmonious and confident smile without sacrificing the genuine expression of emotion.

Non-Surgical Solution

Offers a non-invasive alternative to surgical procedures for gummy smile correction.

Quick Procedure

Botox injections for a gummy smile are a swift and convenient treatment with minimal downtime.