Botox Can Fix A Gummy Smile

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We have patients who come to us because they are bothered by a “gummy smile”. A gummy smile is described as  the gums being longer than the teeth, a short upper lip or short teeth. When the person smiles, the upper lip expands so much that a line of pink gums are exposed showing more gums than teeth. The traditional treatment for this problem has been gingivectomy – a surgery that removes extra gums and can be very painful and costly. Botox can fix a gummy smile with no downtime!

Botox in the upper lip can help fix this issue! Botox can be injected into the upper lip muscles which then paralyzes the muscle inhibiting the contraction of the upper lip to prevent the appearance of the gummy smile. Botox is quick and easy and requires no downtime.  As with any procedure, be sure to only receive botox treatments from a licensed and trained professional. Too much botox in this area can produce an uneven smile. Ready to get rid of your gummy smile? Contact us today to schedule your consultation.

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