Say Bye to Gummy Smiles! - Gummy smile? No problem! 💡

Botox can be an effective treatment for reducing the appearance of a gummy smile and improving upper teeth aesthetics. When injected into specific muscles around the mouth, Botox can help relax the muscles that cause the upper lip to lift too high when smiling, revealing more of the gum line than desired.

The muscles responsible for a gummy smile are called the levator labii superioris muscles. These muscles are located on either side of the nose and attach to the upper lip. When these muscles contract excessively, they cause the upper lip to elevate too much, exposing more of the gums.

By injecting Botox into these muscles, we can temporarily weaken their activity, resulting in a more balanced smile with less gum exposure. The treatment is quick and relatively painless, with minimal downtime.

During the procedure, I will carefully assess your smile and determine the appropriate dosage and injection sites. The injections are typically administered in a series of small, precise injections using a fine needle. The number of injections and units of Botox required will vary depending on the individual's unique anatomy and desired results.

It's important to note that Botox treatment for a gummy smile is a temporary solution. The effects typically last for about three to four months, after which the muscles gradually regain their strength and the gum exposure may return. However, with regular maintenance treatments, the results can be maintained long-term.

It's also worth mentioning that Botox treatment for a gummy smile is a cosmetic procedure and not covered by insurance. The cost will vary depending on the number of units of Botox used and the expertise of the provider. I recommend consulting with a qualified and experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon who specializes in facial aesthetics to ensure safe and effective treatment.

In conclusion, Botox can be a valuable tool in reducing the appearance of a gummy smile and improving upper teeth aesthetics. By targeting the specific muscles responsible for excessive gum exposure, Botox can help create a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile. If you're considering this treatment, I encourage you to consult with a qualified professional who can assess your individual needs and provide personalized recommendations.

Dr. Olivia Thompson
Botox treatments, medical dermatology, cosmetic dermatology, patient education

Dr. Olivia Thompson is a skilled dermatologist with a focus on Botox treatments for various medical and cosmetic purposes. With over 12 years of experience, she has developed a reputation for her expertise in treating a wide range of conditions, from TMJ to crow's feet. Dr. Thompson is dedicated to providing her patients with the highest level of care and is always staying up-to-date on the latest advancements in her field.