FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A GUMMY SMILE?
When some people smile, their upper lip elevates too far above their upper teeth, exposing gums and producing an unattractive "Gummy Smile."
WHAT CAUSES A GUMMY SMILE?
This phenomenon could be due to several factors. One of the reasons is eractive muscle which elevates the upper lip. Occasionally, the gummy smile is also aggravated by a thin upper lip that further contributes to the problem by exposing the upper gum even more.
While for most people smiling is an expression of happiness, individuals whose gums stand out more than their smile does often feel self-conscious. Very often those with gummy smiles try to control and minimize their smile and some feel so self-conscious that they prefer not to smile at all. This may have a detrimental effect on one's professional, social, and personal relationships.
HOW DOES GUMMY SMILY CORRECTION WORK?
Thankfully, gummy smile reduction is now possible, simple, and effective. Utilizing a non-surgical approach by injecting small amounts of Botox® into the hyperactive muscle of the upper lip, Dr. Khan will give you a smile that is natural and carefree. This simple procedure will weaken the hyperactive muscles and reduce the elevation of your upper lip, thereby reducing your inhibiting gummy smile. If a thin upper lip is a contributing factor, Dr. Khan may suggest concomitant upper lip augmentation with FDA-approved fillers such as Restylane or Juvederm.*
*Results can vary based on individual conditions