Gummy Smile Correction

When too much gum tissue is seen when smiling, it is known as a “gummy smile”. A gummy smile correction procedure is a painless, minimally invasive treatment option that allows improvement of gum tissue exposure and improves the smile’s symmetry. Botox can be injected into the lip muscles to prevent them from showing the gums when smiling. The underlying cause and complexity will determine the most effective treatment for gummy smile correction. Patient satisfaction and safety is our top priority at our practice.

Our Board-Certified Dermatologist will work with you to choose the most effective treatment option to help you reach your goals. You can contact us to Schedule a consultation and find out more about our Gummy Smile treatment.

Gummy Smile Correction

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    Gummy Smile Correction – Frequently Asked Questions

    A gummy smile is a condition where an excessive amount of gum tissue is exposed when a person smiles, often causing the teeth to appear small or disproportionate.

    A gummy smile can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, a high lip line, hyperactive upper lip muscles, or teeth that appear too short.

    Gummy smile correction can be achieved through a variety of treatments, including Botox injections, lip repositioning surgery, gum contouring, and orthodontic treatment to align the teeth.

    If you are bothered by the appearance of your gummy smile, it is recommended to see a dermatologist who specializes in cosmetic treatments. They can evaluate the cause of your gummy smile and recommend the most appropriate treatment.

    The duration of gummy smile correction depends on the type of treatment used. Botox injections typically last several months, while gum contouring and orthodontic treatment can provide longer-lasting results.

    Some gummy smile correction treatments may cause temporary side effects, such as swelling or discomfort. In rare cases, more serious complications may occur. It is important to discuss the risks and potential side effects with a dermatologist before undergoing gummy smile correction.

    Yes, gummy smile correction can be combined with other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening or veneers, to achieve a more comprehensive smile makeover. A dermatologist can provide recommendations based on your individual needs and goals.



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