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Treatment for gummy smile

Excessive gingival display, or a “gummy smile” as it is more commonly called, is a cosmetic condition that occurs when the upper gums are too prominent when smiling. Those who suffer from the condition may feel self-conscious about the way their smile looks, and although many dentists and orthodontists offer treatment to relieve a gummy smile, many of these procedures are surgical and therefore very invasive.

BOTOX® has been shown to effectively treat the appearance of a gummy smile and is a much more manageable procedure to receive than surgery. With the use of two or more injections on either side of the mouth, the muscles on the face can relax and the lips can begin to cover up the gums, thereby creating a more aesthetically appealing smile. At Clinica, we provide BOTOX® treatment for many cosmetic concerns, including the gummy smile, and if you are feeling self-conscious due to excessive gingival display, BOTOX® may be the right solution for you.


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