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What Is A Gummy Smile?

Gummy Smile

Smiling comes easy and feels great. However, for people with an ‘overly gummy’ smile, something as simple as smiling can trigger a feeling of self-consciousness.

What Is A Gummy Smile?

When a person smiles, it’s very common to expose a small section of the gums above the teeth. However, people with a ‘gummy smile’ tend to show a much larger section of gums, sometimes greater than one-half inch. Though this is a common occurrence and not something that is medically wrong, it’s very common for individuals with a gummy smile to feel self-conscious about their appearance. In the past, gummy smiles have been linked to detrimental effects on a persons personal, social, and even professional life.

A gummy smile can occur as a result of several different factors, including the following:

  • Hyperactive upper lip muscle that pulls the top lip up higher than usual
  • Thin upper lip that lacks fullness, resulting in the appearance of more gums

Treatment – BOTOX® Cosmetic

Botox injections are an adequate and effective treatment for individuals wishing to diminish the appearance of a gummy smile. In a quick and easy procedure known as Gummy Smile Reduction, our Powder Room specialist will inject Botox into the upper lip, limiting the elevation that can be achieved when smiling. The entire procedure is extremely quick, taking less than twenty minutes in most cases. If an upper lip that is thin is a contributing factor in the appearance of a gummy smile, a combination treatment of fillers to the lips and Botox may be suggested by our team.Both procedures can be performed in the very same treatment session, and allow the individual to go on with their every day activities as soon as the session is over.

The Powder Room are experts in attaining excellent results, meaning people who undergo treatments to overcome a gummy smile will not look like they’ve had anything done, but will instead appear to have a natural, warm and contagious smile.

Gummy Smile Before and After

More Information

If you want to learn more about our facial rejuvenation treatments, request a consultation online or call (905) 891-7642.


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