Gummy Smile Correction
Have you ever said “I hate my smile!” ?
Many women (and men) are bothered by their smile, especially those who have a gummy smile. They are often self-conscious of their appearance when they smile and may avoid smiling or cover their mouth when they smile. This can have a negative impact on self-esteem and social interaction.
What is a gummy smile?
A smile is considered a “gummy smile” if a significant amount of gingival tissue (gums) can be seen when a person is smiling. Although a gummy smile is considered a normal variation of human anatomy, many people with gummy smiles are very self-conscious when smiling.
What causes a gummy smile?
The muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive, causing your upper lip to rise up higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile. There are other causes of a gummy smile as well.
How can a gummy smile be corrected?
Most gummy smiles can be corrected with Botox or Dysport. A small amount of one of these products can be injected into the Levator Labii Superioris which is the muscle responsible for lifting the upper lip into a smile.
Does it hurt?
How long does the correction take?
Patients are thrilled with this very minor procedure and can smile without feeling self-conscious.
Call 561-802-5352 for a consultation with Dr. Kelly VanGilder, DO today.