Gummy smile treatment

Giving you confidence in your smile

Gummy smile is caused by several things, including a hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip; a thin upper lip (known as a high lip line); or teeth affected from altered passive eruption. In some cases, when the ratio changes in favour of more pink gum showing than white teeth there is a need for a gummy smile treatment.

The procedure uses the widely used protein botulinum toxin (Botox) as an injection to achieve the desired results. A small amount is be injected to weaken the muscles. Within a few days after treatment, elevation of the upper lip will reduce, meaning that less of your gums will be on show and you will have a renewed confidence in your smile.

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Gummy smile treatment

Frequently asked questions

A small amount of botulinum toxin is injected to weaken the muscles.

Within a few days after the treatment, elevation of the upper lip will reduce showing less gums. The full results will be visible 2 weeks after the treatment.

A plan for regular follow-up treatments to maintain the initial result can be created for you. The results will last for around 4 – 6 months. If you choose not to have this treatment again, it will not have any adverse effects on your skin – but you will develop the gummy smile as before.

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