Botox™ for gummy smile

If you’re embarrassed about your gums showing when you smile, we can help

A smile lights up a person’s face but not everyone is happy with how their smile looks. Some people feel that when they smile they show too much of their gums, or that their gums are simply too prominent when they smile and take all the glory away from their pearly white teeth – this is often referred to as a ‘gummy smile’ which can make people feel self-conscious and thus unwilling to smile, especially in photographs.

What’s the least invasive method of reducing the look of a gummy smile?

Gingivectomy is the medical term for removing gum tissue surgically and is a costly (and rather radical) solution. A non-surgical alternative however is using Botox to target and weaken, or relax, only the muscles around the mouth that are causing the excess retraction of the lip upon smiling, which displays the extra gum tissue.

Techniques vary but the clinician should look at where the problem area lies and have a very good understanding of the anatomy of the muscles around the mouth. There are 4 injection points that can be used to depress the lip in different locations so it is vital that these are marked out from an anatomical point of view before the drug is injected.

How long will the results last?

You will see the results of your gummy smile correction for between 4 and 6 months.

How much does gummy smile correction cost at VIVA®?

The cost of the gummy smile treatment depends on the amount of Botox that we will need to use to achieve your desired result.
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