A beautiful smile is your most important facial feature.
Gummy smile is when you smile too much gum tissue is exposed. Sometimes the teeth are also exposed even when you are not smiling and the ratio of lips to gums to teeth isn’t balanced. Fortunately your gummy smile can easily be corrected with gummy smile correction treatments with Botulinum toxin (Azzalure® or Botox®)
If your gums are exposed because the upper lip is lifted too high when you smile then a Gummy Smile correction could be the solution. A gummy smile is not always because you have small teeth and that the gums are exposed. Sometimes your teeth just look small because when you smile there is an imbalance between the gums and upper lip.
Possible causes of a gummy smile are:
- Over-developed elevation muscle of the upper lip
- The upper lip and the gums are joined too closely
- Excess gum tissue
- Undersized teeth
- Gummy Smile treatment to loosen the join between the gums and the upper lip
- Gummy Smile myotomy operation
- Surgical correction of the gums
- Cosmetic dentistry
- Botulinum toxin injections for the elevation muscle of the upper lip
A professional examination to determine the cause is the most important step to a pleasing result.
Smilepod offers Gummy smile correction treatments using Botulinum toxin (Azzalure® or Botox®)
Often the elevation muscle is over-developed
An over-developed elevation muscle can be weakened with a few small injections of Botulinum toxin in the elevation muscles of the upper lip (Elevator Labii Superioris muscle). The toxin ensures that the elevator muscle contracts less powerfully so that the upper lip isn’t lifted as high when smiling. This means that your gums are less exposed when you smile. Your natural facial expressions remain the same.
The dentist gives you a few injections just next to the nose. The amount of units you need depends on the strength of the muscle.
The results of the injections last between 4 and 9 months, when the treatment can be repeated.
Gummy Smile Treatment