Do you feel like the appearance of your upper teeth is overshadowed by excessive gum tissue? We can help you achieve the smile you truly desire.
Gummy Smile Treatment Results
Our Approach to Treating Gummy Smile
Consultation and analysis of the cause of the gummy smile.
Suggestion of a treatment plan to improve your smile.
Beginning of treatment with follow-ups to ensure its effectiveness.
What Is a Gummy Smile?
A person is said to have a gummy smile when their gums are excessively visible when they smile. For some people, this may have a negative effect on self-esteem and the esthetic of your smile.
What Are the Causes of Abnormal Gum Exposure?
- A short upper lip which reveals the gum at rest or when the person is speaking.
- A small, voluminous upper lip that refines while smiling, revealing the gum too much.
- Hyperactivity of the levator muscles of the upper lip. The balance of the smile depends on the strength of our muscles surrounding the lip region. It is this balance that keeps the smile harmonious when our lips are moving.
After an evaluation and analysis of your smile, we will be able to determine the cause of the abnormal exposure of your gums. Botulinum toxin injections like Botox remain an effective treatment in most cases.
When the lip is too thin, injections of hyaluronic acid (commonly called filling agents or volumizers) can help remedy the situation by increasing the volume of the lips. It is also possible to combine these two solutions for a better result.
For some people, the exaggerated appearance of the gums is linked to another dental problem. Some cases may require maxillofacial intervention or dental surgery.
At Infinium clinic, our role is to assess and advise the best possible treatment.