Gummy Smile

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Treatment at a glance

Key benefit

Improved smile

Treatment time

15 minutes



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3-4 months

A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, occurs when a significant portion of the gums is visible when a person smiles.
Gummy Smile

Excessive gum display can result from factors such as muscle overactivity, tooth positioning, or skeletal issues.

The aesthetics of a smile are subjective, and what may be considered aesthetically pleasing can vary among individuals. In the context of a gummy smile, some people appreciate a certain amount of gum exposure, while others may feel more confident with minimal gum visibility. Fortunately, there are effective solutions available to manage a gummy smile if this is a cause of concern for you.

Non-surgical interventions, such as botulinum toxin injections, can be considered to address this aesthetic concern, restoring balance and confidence to the individual’s smile. The procedure is non-invasive, quick, and generally painless. Botulinum toxin offers a temporary and reversible solution, making it an appealing option for individuals seeking a non-surgical approach to address their gummy smile concerns.

Contact us to arrange this treatment with one of our experienced doctors.


How can a gummy smile be treated?

It involves injecting botulinum toxin into the upper lip muscles to temporarily weaken them, reducing excessive gum exposure during smiling.

Is the gummy smile treatment painful?

The procedure is generally well-tolerated, and any discomfort is minimal. Topical numbing cream may be applied for added comfort.

How soon will I see results?

Results from botulinum toxin injections are not immediate. It generally takes a few days for the effects to become noticeable, with the full results typically visible within one to two weeks after the treatment.

How long do the effects of Botox on a gummy smile last?

The effects are temporary and typically last three to four months. However, individual results may vary based on factors such as metabolism, the specific area treated, and the amount of toxin used.

Can this treatment permanently eliminate my gummy smile?

While Botulinum toxin can significantly reduce gum exposure, the treatment is temporary and lasts 3-4 months. The procedure can be repeated as needed to maintain the desired outcome.

Are there any potential complications?

While complications are generally minimal, some common ones may include temporary redness, swelling, and rarely any bruising.

Can I resume normal activities after the treatment?

Yes, most patients can resume their normal activities immediately after the treatment. However, it is generally recommended to avoid strenuous exercise, excessive heat exposure, and rubbing the treated area for the first 24 to 48 hours to minimize the risk of complications.

Dr Hass
Dr Hass

Before & Afters

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