When smiling, some people struggle with a gummy smile or the over-showing of the upper gums. We have popular and effective options for reducing the appearance of a gummy smile.It works by reducing the amount you can elevate the upper lip, preventing it from retracting and exposing a significant amount of gum tissue when smiling.
What Is A Gummy Smile?
A gummy smile is a condition where the gums are shown excessively when a person smiles. It is mostly due to the overgrowth of the gum tissue or abnormal positioning of the upper jaw bone.
What Causes A Gummy Smile?
When you hear the term “gummy smile,” you might think of someone who is constantly grinning and showing off their teeth. However, a gummy smile is actually a condition where too much gum tissue is visible when a person smiles. This can be due to several factors, including the size and shape of the teeth, the position of the upper lip, and the thickness of the gum tissue. Some people are born with a gummy smile, while others may develop it over time due to orthodontic problems or uneven growth of the teeth and jaws. In most cases, a gummy smile is harmless and simply cosmetic in nature.
As with any injectable procedure, including Botox at our Vancouver clinic, it is important to have an experienced and skilled injector that can deliver desired results and manage the entire process from the initial consultation to the follow-up after your appointment.
We only use the highest quality dermal fillers at our Vancouver clinic to add volume, shape, structure and contour the face. As we age, volume slowly disappears, revealing sunken skin and wrinkles. Our variety of treatments restores volume loss wherever it occurs. A skilled injector can even use fillers to reduce the appearance of a gummy smile.
Gummy Smile FAQ
Is a gummy smile genetic?
In many cases, a gummy smile is simply the result of genetics. If your parents or grandparents have a gummy smile, you’re likely to inherit the same trait.
How can I permanently fix my gummy smile?
While a gummy smile can be harmless, some people may feel self-conscious about it and want to find a way to fix it. There are a few options for treating a gummy smile, but most are not permanent. For example, injections can relax the muscles around the mouth, making it appear that there is less gum tissue showing. However, this is a temporary fix that will need to be repeated every few months.
How many units of Botox does it take to fix a gummy smile?
The average patient will require between 2 and 3 units of Botox on each side of the lip to achieve desired results. However, the exact amount will vary depending on the individual and desired outcome. In most cases, Botox injections will need to be repeated every four to six months to maintain results.
Do lip fillers hide gummy smiles?
One of the most common concerns among patients considering lip fillers is whether the treatment will be able to hide a gummy smile. Fortunately, lip fillers can provide an effective solution for self-conscious patients about their gummy smiles. By injecting filler into the lips, the treatment can help to add volume and definition, making the gums less noticeable. In addition, lip fillers can also help create the illusion of longer, fuller lips, which can further help minimize the appearance of a gummy smile.