How to correct a gummy smile

A gummy smile is an excess display of the gums around your teeth when you smile. For some people, a gummy smile can affect self-confidence and prevent them from smiling properly.

What causes a gummy smile?

A gummy smile can be caused by a wide variety of factors, including:

  • The size and shape of teeth
  • A short upper lip muscle that lifts the lip too high
  • Teeth covered by gum tissue
  • Gums that are enlarged
  • Wear and tear of the teeth

How to treat a gummy smile

Correct a gummy smile with reparative treatments to even out lip volume, reduce the appearance of gums, and subtly enhance your natural smile.

Generally, this problem can be remedied by constricting the movement of the muscle in the upper lip, helping to better conceal the gums.

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Anti-wrinkle injections contain a neurotoxin which is injected into the area between the nose and the upper lip to relax the muscles there. This limits the rise of the upper lip, effectively covering the gums and creating a more natural and appealing smile. (And don't worry - you won't be left with a "frozen" face!)

This treatment can be paired with other injectables to achieve a fuller upper lip and enhance results even further by evening out lip volume, reducing the appearance of your gums, and subtly enhancing your natural smile, with minimally invasive and long-lasting injectable treatments.

This method is cheaper, faster and less invasive than veneers, crowns, braces, or jaw or orthodontic surgery that are sometimes used. It’s important to remember that anti-wrinkle injections for correcting a gummy smile should only be administered by a skilled medical professional.