What is Gummy Smile Treatment?
When you smile, you should see small, pink triangles of gum at the base of each tooth. A gummy smile develops when the gum tissue is enlarged or hangs low on the teeth, revealing more than just a few small triangles of gum tissue. Your smile can also look gummy if you have a short upper lip, small teeth, or excessive growth of the upper jaw that makes your gums look more prominent.
A quick Botox injection can fix your gummy smile by relaxing the muscles that cause the upper lip to contact. Botox contains botulinum toxin A, a neurotoxin that temporarily paralyzes the muscle it is injected into. If the muscles in and above the upper lip are unable to contract, the upper lip cannot rise as high, and your gums will be better covered.
A gummy smile treatment using Botox is a great treatment for almost anyone who is self-conscious about their gummy smile and wants to restore an aesthetically pleasing smile. Like other Botox injectable treatments, make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients in Botox. Olga can perform a patch test if you are uncertain. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, you should wait to receive treatment.
Gummy Smile Procedure
About two units of Botox will be injected between the nose and upper lip during this quick treatment. The amount of Botox injected can be altered based on the severity of your gummy smile and the results you hope to achieve. These injections cause minimal discomfort, but Olga can apply ice or a topical anesthetic if you are nervous about needles.
Gummy smile treatment with Botox requires no downtime and you will start to see results 2-3 after treatment. The upper lip will slowly lower, and you should see the final results within 2 weeks – a beautiful smile you can feel confident about. Results last 3-4 months but once the effects of the Botox wear off, you can return to touch up your results.
Contact Us Today
You can achieve a beautiful smile and feel more confident about smiling and laughing after a gummy smile treatment. Schedule a consultation with injectables expert Olga Nazarov, PA-C, by filling out an online contact form or calling her office in Miami, FL.