There is a solution!
With a safe, simple injectable treatment you can now have a beautiful smile.
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
There are lots of reasons you may have a gummy smile. It might be that you have an excess of gum tissue covering your teeth, making them look short. It could be that the muscles in your top lip are overactive, causing your lip to go too high and expose the gums when you smile. Either way, if your gummy smile is impacting your self-esteem then it’s time to do something about it.
How to Fix a Gummy Smile
The solution to your gummy smile will vary depending on the cause, but often Botox® injections alone, surgical laser gum re-contouring, or a combination of both can give you the balanced smile you are looking for.
Botox® injections as a Gummy Smile Treatment
A non-surgical solution, Botox® can help by relaxing the muscles that contract and lift the upper lip too high when you smile. By reducing the activity of these muscles, we can lessen the amount they “pull upwards”, therefore reducing the amount of gum shown.
Gum Contouring Laser Surgery
If your problem is due to an excess of gum tissue, then laser gum reshaping could be a better option for you. An experienced dental surgeon will carefully remove the excess tissue, re-contouring and reshaping the gums, to create a more balanced smile.
Treatment Recovery Time
There is no recovery time after Botox® injections. The full effect will be seen approximately 2 weeks after the procedure and it only needs repeating every 3-4 months to maintain the results
Gummy smile procedures are usually same-day procedures with a quick recovery time approximately 1 week. Afterwards you may experience some discomfort, but nothing that can’t be managed with over the counter pain medications.
You’ll be able to go back to work within few days, but you may need to eat soft foods for a little while to avoid irritating the gums.
Thinking of getting treatment for your gummy smile? Our multi-disciplinary team of non-surgical and surgical specialists are happy to help.
Call us on 01268 833680 to book a consultation and we’ll help you get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.