(too much gum seen during smile)
How long do the results last?
It depends on multiple factors; average time is 8-12 months. Please, note that
smoking can reduce the time.
What are the contraindications?
- Acute or chronic infection
- Pregnancy or breast feeding
What is a cost?
Amount of medication is reasonably small. It is around $100 for muscle correction and $200-300 for filler, but such estimation is very approximate. Your cosmetic doctor will discuss exact cost for your individual situation.
Please, feel free to arrange free consultation with VISTA Clinic experienced cosmetic doctors.
There is no better way to look attractive and friendly than a smile.
In some cases, a large portion of gum can be visible (it’s also known as gummy smile) and that may result in a loss of self-confidence and hiding smile behaviour.
VISTA Clinic Australia doctors always encourage patients to be comfortable the way they are, but Its important to know all options of medical cosmetic treatments available. With the modern medicine and experienced doctors, there are plenty of safe and effective ways to improve appearance.
Gummy smile is an aesthetic problem only there is no health issues involved.
What are the causes?
Gummy smile is an anatomically predisposed overactive upper lip, showing more than 2 mm of the upper gum because of:
- Contraction of the upper lip elevator muscles
- Thin upper lip
- Hyperactivity of the orbicularis oris muscle
- Abnormal eruption of the teeth
What is the treatment?
The gold standard for gummy smile is a combination of anti-wrinkle injections and a dermal filler. The treatment starts with injections into the muscle what elevates the upper lip. It will take up to 2 weeks to see the results. Next step is a small amount of dermal filler to prevent lip thinning while smiling.