Botox Treatment for Gummy Smile

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One of the most common complaints I hear is ‘I hate my gummy smile’.

If you want to know how to prevent a gummy smile, one of the best options is Botox injections.

There are several reasons why getting botox for your face will help remedy your gummy smile. By preventing the muscles in your face from creating that unattractive look, you can enjoy a more natural look that you love.

If you’re looking to improve your appearance with a quick and painless procedure, we can help. Call 0121 514 2385  to schedule a consultation to see if you’re a good candidate for fillers and botox in Birmingham

Key Takeaways

  • Botox injections can reduce the prominence of a gummy smile
  • Botox relaxes the muscles that elevate the upper lip
  • Results in a more balanced smile with minimized gum visibility
  • Requires a professional experienced in treating gummy smiles

What Is a Gummy Smile

Gummy smile is a condition that makes your teeth unusually prominent due to gum recession, causing the top front of your teeth to protrude.

It is caused by gum recession, which is the loss of gum tissue from around your teeth. The gum recession can expose your tooth roots or push back your gums so that they no longer cover the biting surfaces of your teeth.

If you have a gummy smile, you can see some of your teeth when you smile. If you have severe gingival recession, you may be able to see your tooth roots. Gum recession is not the same as having visible tooth roots.

Your tooth roots are visible even if there is no gum recession. If you can see small parts of each tooth’s upper surface, it means that only the outermost layer of your gums has receded.

Botox Injections for Gummy Smile

Botox (botulinum toxin) is a neurotoxin that can be used to treat cranial facial paralysis. It temporarily reduces muscle activity, smoothing out the creases of facial expression called dynamic wrinkles.

But there’s good news: gummy smiles aren’t necessarily permanent. For many people, they can be fixed with botox injections.

Botox can make your smile look smaller – but not because it paralyzes your muscles. Instead, it makes the muscles less visible; because muscle tissue is darker than skin tissue, when the muscles go slack they don’t stand out so much against the skin around them.

Botox also helps fix a gummy smile by relaxing the jaw muscles — and jaw tension is one of the main causes of a gummy smile.

If you want to prevent a gummy smile, the best way to do it is to keep your teeth and gums healthy. That means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your dentist for regular cleanings and checkups.

But there are some things you can do on your own, at home, that will help too. Here’s what they are:

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Gummy Smile Botox Side Effects

While most patients experience minimal side effects, it’s important to consider that any treatment with botulinum toxin, including for a gummy smile, carries potential risks. If you’re considering botox injections to correct your gummy smile, be aware of the following side effects and ensure proper aftercare to minimize complications.

Here’s a quick overview of potential side effects:

 

Side EffectDescriptionFrequency
BruisingSmall bruises at injection sitesUncommon
SwellingMild swelling around the treated areaRare
AsymmetryUneven smile due to improper injectionRare
Muscle WeaknessTemporary weakness in treated musclesRare

Treatment Can Be Expensive

Considering the potential side effects, you’re likely wondering what you’ll have to shell out for Botox treatment for a gummy smile. Treating a gummy smile with Botox is a minimally invasive procedure, but it’s not without cost.

In London where I treat patients you expect to pay anywhere from £250 just for 1 treatment.

1. Expertise Costs: The skill of the injector can influence the gummy smile Botox price.

2. Quality Matters: Higher-quality Botox might cost more, but it’s about your smile and confidence.

3. Location, Location, Location: Prices can vary widely depending on where you’re getting the treatment done.

4. Frequency: Remember, Botox isn’t a one-time deal; you’ll need follow-ups.

Before you commit, ask yourself if the price is worth the transformation. Remember, the goal is to enhance your natural beauty, not put a dent in your savings.

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Alternatives to Botox?

If you’re not sold on Botox for your gummy smile, there are other options to consider.

One such alternative is the Lip Flip, a procedure that can adjust your smile with minimal intervention.

It’s worth exploring if you’re looking for a subtle change without the commitment to Botox.

Lip Flip 

You’ll find the lip flip, a non-surgical procedure often using Botox alternatives like dermal fillers, to be a viable option for addressing your gummy smile.

This technique targets the muscles around your mouth to relax them, which can reduce the elevation of your upper lip when you smile.

Here’s why you might love the idea of a lip flip for your hyperactive lip:

  • It’s minimally invasive, offering a subtle yet effective transformation.
  • There’s little to no downtime, so you’re back to your routine quickly.
  • The results can look incredibly natural, enhancing your smile without overdoing it.
  • It can boost your confidence, knowing your gummy smile is less pronounced.
Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, lip fillers can hide a gummy smile. Fillers like Juvederm and Restylane will make your lips look bigger and thus hide a small smile. However, they will not make you look like Angelina Jolie (and no one should want to look like her).
Lip fillers can be used to plump up your lips to give them a fuller appearance.

The filler is injected into the top and bottom of the lips using a tiny needle. Lip fillers can also be used to increase the definition or “edge” of your lips. This can be done by adding volume along the border of the upper and lower lip so that they appear more clearly defined.

There are many different products used in lip enhancement, including Juvederm, Restylane, Revanesse, Bellafill and Radiesse . They are made from hyaluronic acid, a naturally occurring substance that is found in our bodies as it acts as a lubricant in joints and other tissues. In fact, it is this natural lubricant that causes some patients to have swelling after their treatment as it acts as a mild irritant when injected into the soft tissues of the lips.

This lip swelling should only last for a few days.

Gummy smile botox injections could last for 4-6 months. This is the end result of gummy smile botox and why it’s important to use it as an anti ageing product. As you continue to grow older, your facial muscles will be very tense and this causes more wrinkles.

The number of units of Botox for gummy smiles depend on the severity of the condition and the number of areas that need treatment. Normally, 1-3 units can be used for each side of your upper lip, and 1-2 units on each side of your lower lip. A total of 5-10 units per session is not uncommon. Each unit will last approximately 4 months.