Gummy smile is a condition where too much of a person’s gums show above their teeth when they are smiling. It makes many people very self-conscious, and as a result, they are less likely to smile in public. Though Botox is typically thought of as a way to remove wrinkles, it can also be used to cure gummy smile.
A gummy smile is fixed by injecting Botox into the levator anguli oris muscle, lessening its pull on the top lip. When this happens, the lip comes downward, concealing the gum area. When the top lip is too thin, the cosmetic surgeon must use an injectable dermal filler like Juvederm on the lip, adding volume. The injections must be extremely precise, because there is a risk of creating a misshapen smile.
If you want to feel confident whenever you smile, Botox may be just what you’ve been looking for. Set up an appointment with our office to discuss gummy smile procedures. Dr. Daria Hamrah is an experienced, board-certified cosmetic surgeon with skills you can trust, so contact us today.