What is the treatment for a gummy smile?
Botulinum toxin injections are the non-surgical cosmetic answer to treating a gummy smile.
Botulinum toxin is a protein produced in laboratories that has been used in cosmetic and aesthetic contexts since the 1990’s.
Is this gummy smile treatment safe?
Due to the low concentration of the Botulinum toxin used in this treatment it is very safe.
How do the gummy smile injections work?
As a gummy smile can be caused by a hyperactive lip muscle, the Botulinum toxin injection is used to block the nerve impulse to that muscle. The hyperactive muscle will be weakened, resulting in less lip elevation and less gum showing when you smile.