A gummy smile is a smile that shows an excessive amount of gum under the upper lip. It can be caused by several factors, such as small teeth or overgrown gums. In some cases, the cause for this imbalanced look is a hyperactive upper lip, which appears normal when the face is at rest, but tends to rise high above the teeth when one smiles.
If the gummy smile is caused by the upper lip’s tendency to curl up, it can be easily fixed by injecting a botulinum A toxin solution above the upper lip, close to the nostrils. The botulinum A toxin temporarily relaxes the muscle and prevents it from lifting up too high when you smile.
Another possible treatment is with a combination of orthodontics, crown lengthening surgical procedure and veneers.
As a dental practice our dental experts are able to assess and give you all options for treatments of a gummy smile.
To assess which type of treatment is best suited for you, book a consultation with our dental professionals.
To avoid unpleasant reactions and side effects and ensure the best possible results for a long-lasting, subtle look, all cosmetic injections must be performed by qualified medical or dental practitioners, in a safe, regulated, clinical environment, complying to the highest industry standards.
Our skin experts will assess your condition and advise you on the treatment best suited to your needs, skin type, and desired result.