Do you cringe at the sight of yourself in photos because of a gummy smile? At Incredible Smiles, we understand this ill-at-ease feeling you experience and believe no one should go through life dreading their smile. Botox for gummy smiles is a wonderfully simple, non-surgical solution to help revitalize your self-esteem and your smile.
Understanding the Gummy Smile
A gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, radically alters the dynamics of your smile. It happens when a higher proportion of gum tissue shows above the top teeth when smiling. Although it does not pose a health risk, it can be a source of embarrassment for many, affecting their self-confidence and comfort in social interactions.
Different factors can contribute to a gummy smile. These may include an overactive lip elevator muscle, which causes the lip to rise higher than standard, exposing more of the gum line. It could also be due to teeth that appear shorter because they have erupted improperly or are worn down. Another reason could be the result of an upper jaw that protrudes, causing more gum exposure. No matter the cause, Botox for a gummy smile will help to bring harmony between the teeth and the gum line.
Crafting the Perfect Smile with Botox
Botox serves as an effective remedy for a gummy smile, offering a minimally invasive solution to significantly transform your smile. The procedure is known as the ‘lip flip’ which involves injecting Botox into targeted areas of the hyperactive lip elevator muscles. The results often make the upper lips look fuller while the smile appears more balanced and less gummy.
The Lip Flip Procedure
The lip flip procedure begins with an assessment of your individual smile characteristics. Dr. Uppal will determine the precise dosage and placement of a series of targeted injections into the hyperactive muscles that elevate the upper lip. With her extremely gentle technique, the injections are virtually pain free.
The lip flip works by marginally relaxing the injected muscles. It doesn’t freeze your muscles or compromise your expressions. By restricting this unwarranted lip elevation, it helps to conceal an overexposed gum line when you smile, streamlining your smile dynamics.
The entire process takes 10-15 minutes with minimal recovery time. Some swelling or mild bruising might occur, but these side effects are temporary and usually subside within hours. Typically, results become visible in a few days, while the full effect may take up to two weeks. Usually, the impact of a Botox treatment for a gummy smile lasts around 3 to 4 months, after which maintenance treatments are recommended to keep results intact.
In the capable hands of Incredible Smiles, a lip flip opens doors to newfound confidence and enhanced visual appeal. It eases your worries and turns troublesome gummy smiles into delightful expressions of joy.
One of our guests expressed her experience after dealing with a gummy smile for years:
“I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with my smile. I very much enjoy smiling but hate how my lip always curls under creating a very “gummy” smile! My dentist mentioned that there is a way to use Botox to address this issue. It is called a lip flip, the botox is injected in the right spots of your smile line, and magic happens. I still have another week to see the full results, but I’m thrilled! Botox is not just for wrinkles. I’ve seen it used in so many different ways from cosmetic treatments, physical therapies, headaches, TMJ and much more. Thank you Dr. Priya!”
Embark on Your Smile Transformation Journey Today!
At Incredible Smiles, we believe that every smile deserves to shine without restraint. If your gummy smile has been holding you back, it’s time for you to reclaim your confidence. With a fairly simple procedure, we can transform your smile non-surgically, boosting your self-esteem in the process.
Our extensive range of dental services are tailored to help you meet your unique needs with precision and care. Reach out to us today to schedule a complimentary consultation. Let’s work together to bring about that smile transformation you’ve always wanted!