A smile is one of your most attractive features. It makes you look approachable, warm, and friendly. When we smile, we look attractive, and we feel good. But, some people feel embarrassed or uneasy about their smile. Though there are varying factors involved, some are bashful due to a “gummy smile.” Are you among those affected?

Is A Solution Possible?

One expert source describes a gummy smile as three to four millimeters of gum tissue being visible when smiling. While every smile is beautiful, those with excessive gum tissue can easily feel self-conscious about their smile. A standard procedure to treat this problem is a gingivectomy—surgery that involves removing excess gum tissue. Surgery can be not only be pricey but also painful!

How Treatment for Gummy Smile Works

The newest treatment for a gummy smile is a combination of Botox® and Juvederm®. What is Botox®? Botox® is a tried and true product for cosmetic and medical concerns.

The leading cause of a gummy smile is over-active lip muscles that pull the upper lip higher when smiling, exposing the gums. An injection of Botox® serves to reduce muscle activity in the lips thereby decreasing the amount of visible gum tissue. Juvederm® compliments this muscle relaxation. Juvederm® is a favorite filler used to plump specific areas. An injection of Juvederm® into the gums plumps them up, reducing their visibility. Happy Faces Smiling

Are There Side Effects?

When administered correctly, injectable procedures are safe. As with any treatment involving an injection, there are always some side effects. The most common include swelling, bruising, pain, and muscle weakness. These effects are usually temporary.

Is Treatment for Gummy Smile Right For Me?

You should discuss any potential procedure with a licensed physician. Your physician will be able to determine if you are a good candidate for Treatment for Gummy Smile. Ask Dr. Mirza for more information and pricing.