Botox For Gummy Smile
People who are embarrassed by their large, visible gums are now turning to Botox for the ‘ideal’ Hollywood smile. Our Physician can inject Botox into patients’ upper lip muscles, to decrease the amount of gum shown and prevent the so-called ‘gummy smile’.
Botox for gummy smile An anatomically ideal smile shows 75-100% of the front teeth. About 20% of people have what is called a “gummy smile,” where there is excess gingiva (gum tissue) above the upper teeth when smiling. Traditional methods for addressing a gummy smile involve orthognathic or dental surgery. However, a newer, quicker, and less invasive treatment involves Botox of the upper lip elevators.