Gummy smiles, or gingival smile, are smiles which expose the gums. They are treated using botox.
Different degrees of severity are shown on scales.
Standardised scale for gummy smile severity (gingival smile) :

photo gravity and scale of gummy smile

Treating a gummy smile (gingival smile) using botox injections

A gummy smile is caused by a hyperactive lifting or ‘elevator’ muscle in the upper lip. This raises the upper lip too much when we smile.
Injections of botulinum toxin allow us to reduce the upper lip’s elevator muscle’s hyperactivity.

picture point of botox for gummy smile

Botox is the suitable solution as soon as a gummy smile starts to be a problem for the individual.
The full result takes about 7 days to appear.

Side effects, risks and follow ups to botox treatment for a gummy smile

There are no side effects.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique. A faulty technique can lead to a falling upper lip, and edge of lip, which leads to dribbling, and an inability to keep food and liquid in the mouth.

Using hyaluronic acid injections to treat gummy smiles (gingival smile)

Hyaluronic acid injections are not useful for treating a gummy smile.

Aesthetic treatment of gummy smile: before and after photos
photo cosmetic solution for gummy smile

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This page is purely informative, in accordance with the guidelines of the Ordre of Doctors.It is not a publicity for treatments.

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