Gummy Smile Correction

Gummy Smile Treatment With Botox
Gummy Smile Correction

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Gummy Smile Treatment with Botox

The smile is one of the most defining characteristics on a person’s face, but when it displays features that are considered unappealing, the smile can cause many social hindrances.

Excessive gingival display, or a “gummy smile” as it is more commonly called, is a cosmetic condition that occurs when the upper gums are too prominent when smiling. Those who suffer from the condition may feel self-conscious about the way their smile looks, and although many dentists and orthodontists offer treatment to relieve a gummy smile, many of these procedures are surgical and therefore very invasive and expensive.

BOTOX® has been shown to effectively treat the appearance of a gummy smile and is a much more manageable procedure to receive than surgery. With the use of two or more injections on either side of the mouth, the muscles on the face can relax and the lips can begin to cover up the gums, thereby creating a more aesthetically appealing smile. At Destination Aesthetics, we provide BOTOX® treatment for many cosmetic concerns, including the gummy smile, and if you are feeling self-conscious due to excessive gingival display, BOTOX® may be the right solution for you.

Gummy Smile Treatment With Botox

Treating Your Gummy Smile at MELOCARE

A gummy smile is related specifically to muscles in the face that are contracting more intensely than what is necessary. BOTOX® essentially soothes the muscles so that the muscles no longer tighten as much. If you are curious about whether BOTOX® can treat your gummy smile, a complimentary consultation at MELOCARE may be able to help you pinpoint your aesthetic goals.

Gummy Smile Treatment

How Does BOTOX® Work?

BOTOX® is composed of the botulinum toxin type A, and when used for typical cosmetic purposes, the injectable is able to slightly weaken muscles that are causing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles in the face. BOTOX® also effectively treats a variety of medical conditions, such as hyperhydrosis (excessive sweating), blepharospasm (excessive blinking), migraines and TMD, all of which are associated with the overstimulation of specific muscles in the face. When injected directly into the meat of the muscle, BOTOX® can relax and release much of the tension causing discomfort, leaving clients with more youthful qualities and a comfortable quality of life.

When a patient has a gummy smile condition, the same treatment method applies, where between one or two units of BOTOX® are injected into the muscle responsible for lifting the upper lip when smiling, which is located near the bottom of the nose. Once the BOTOX® is dispersed throughout the muscle, it will lose much of the tension causing the gummy smile and result in a lowered lip. Clients will be able to smile in a pleasing way without showing off too much of the gums.

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