Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is when the upper lip is raised too far when smiling and reveals the gum of the upper teeth. Our smiles are usually one of our most desirable features, combining the allure of the lip with the joy expressed in this wonderful facial expression. However, a gummy smile can often make a person feel self-conscious and afraid to smile or wanting to cover their mouth when smiling or laughing – which can have devastating effect on their general happiness and well-being. A very small, well placed botulinum injection (Botox® or Dysport®) can treat this with excellent results. It is a difficult placement, so an advanced level of facial anatomy knowledge is required to treat this concern.

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