Gummy Smile FAQs

A Gummy Smile is a smile which is characterized by a larger portion of the gums showing as opposed to normal. Many individuals with a gummy smile are often very weary of their smile, which can lead to a low self esteem and other issues. Fixing a gummy smile in the right way will not only improve your appearance, but it will also boost your confidence to greater levels. If you are unsure about the procedure, don’t fret, here are a few frequently asked questions and answers to give you a good idea on what you can expect when getting botox for your gummy smile.

How much does it cost for gummy smile Botox?

The cost for getting Botox done for your gummy smile will vary according to the amount of Botox units that are required, the severity of the issue, the anticipated results, as well as other relating factors. Normally, Botox is reasonably priced in comparison to other surgical interventions like lip relocation and gingivectomy but need to be repeated every 4-6 months to preserve results. You may require more than one gummy smile treatment depending upon the complexity of the matter and the desired outcome, so the cost will vary depending on the desired number of procedures.

Can Botox fix my gummy smile?

Botox is a very good option for gummy smile treatment if the gummy smile is due to overactive upper lip muscle. Knowledgeable facial plastic surgeons that knows where to inject Botox for a gummy smile decrease will be able to provide superior results.

Botox paralyzes the muscle animation and prevents your smile moving too high up and overly showing your gums.

There is the possibility that Botox may entirely lower the upper lip so that your gum line may not appear at all when smiling. Lowering of the upper lip too much can limit the movement and affect your day to day movement of your lips, weakening your ability to sing or even play particular instruments.

What muscle do you inject for a gummy smile?

Botox could be used to lift the upper lip. Only a few injections are sufficient to relax the upper lip letting it be more noticeable. Your dentist will pump a series of Botox injections above your upper lip, into the orbicularis oris muscle that surrounds the mouth. Botox temporarily relaxes your muscles, lifting the lip so it seems well-defined and plump. This muscular relaxation also reduces vertical lines around the lips. The effects will be visible within a few days following treatment, and the complete result will be accomplished in one week, which lasts for three to four months.

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How do you do gummy smile Botox?

Botox for a Gummy Smile demands tactically injecting Botox into the muscles that lift up the upper lip. Gummy Smile Botox will weaken the muscular strength of the lip. 

Consequently, there is a decreased lift of your upper lip at the time of smiling when done properly and gently. For this reason, the procedure provides you with a visually attractive smile and strengthening your confidence. 

In a 2016 study study performed in a dermatology clinic in Riyadh, Botox has been used to treat 23 women with gummy smiles. The process is designed to weaken the elevator muscles in their lips.  

Consequently, in the Botox treatment, 99.6 per cent of ladies saw a big difference in their smiles shortly after 2 weeks. 

Can Botox ruin your smile?

When Botox or any of the muscle relaxant injectibles is not injected in the right way, adjacent muscles can be affected by causing loosening and therefore inequality in facial appearance. The muscle that surrounds your lips and mouth are in fact plugged up into your cheeks. Have you noticed when you smile that you are developing  wrinkles around your eyes? This is due to the fact that your cheek muscles are active at helping you smile. So if Botox gets injected very low in the upper section of the cheek, the Botox would weaken the muscles which help lift your mouth muscles and prevent you from having a full smile.

On the bright side, the effects of this will last for no longer than a total amount of three months. Which means that it is not a permanent issue.  Your muscles will also restore its full function.

How much does it cost to fix gummy smile?

Costs of gummy smile surgery could be expected to range between $300 and $8000 depending on the number of surgical work that is required and the total complexity of the case. Patients might expect specific things to be included in surgery. Let’s look at what is commonly inclusive and what to expect in a standard gummy smile surgery.

Expenses of this type of surgery usually involves a wide range of doctor’s fees. Detailed items included with this surgery could include consultations, initial patient evaluation, mandatory follow-up visits, local or a general anesthetic, hospital, and facility charges as well as surgical care fees and post-operative therapy-related fees.

 In most instances, an oral surgeon or dentist will carry out a gummy smile surgery.

The patient can count on the expert to review their case during the first consultation and then offer a comprehensive treatment plan. In almost all cases, there is no cost involved with the first consultation even if there are no surgeries ever carried out.

 Do lip fillers hide gummy smiles?

Luckily, lip fillers can help you with gummy smile correction. This happens through increased volume in the upper lip, which will help to block out the sight of the gummy smile.

Can veneers fix gummy smiles?

Veneers are being used to fix cosmetic defects in the patient’s smile and can be applied as a quick fix to cover discolored teeth. These devices are also used to remedy the appearance of having too much gum tissue. Veneers are made up of a thin, porcelain shell that is positioned over a row of teeth — typically the top ones — and may be used to make teeth appear longer. They are an attractive alternative for patients who rub their teeth together, who have naturally short teeth, or who have teeth which are otherwise damaged or tinted besides having a gummy smile.

What are bunny lines?

The sugary nickname has a pretty clear origin—the lines form while creasing your nose bunny-style and at the same time when you are smiling or beaming. “These small lines typically occur when a person scrunches up their nose, similar to when a bunny lifts its nose,” says expert physicians.

They frequently appear more visible when you smile or laugh, so they won’t be extremely visible when your face muscles are resting. With age, nose wrinkling, like most wrinkles, will probably deepen over time. Having said that, there are a few things you can do to lessen the appearance of nose wrinkles if they bother you.

How long does Botox in upper lip last?

Following Botox treatment, you should start to see the results within a few days and the continuous improvement for a few days after that. You’ll see the complete effect of the lip botox for about 10 to 14 days after the surgery.

It is important to note that lip botox is not permanent. Findings over the past around 2 to 3 months, because only the very small amounts of Botox is injected into your lips. Once you observe that the consequences is wearing off, you can opt to maintain your results by getting additional Botox injections.

Should I get masseter Botox?

Botox in the masseter can is commonly used for:

  • Management of teeth grinding
  • decreasing jaw friction, pain, and tightening
  • alleviating headaches
  • contouring a square jaw
  • creating a well-balanced face shape

How much does 30 units of Botox cost?

 Generally, you would expect to pay anywhere between $19 to $25 per unit in larger cities, and for as little as $10 a unit in smaller towns. “I prefer to charge per unit so patients are only paying for what they need,” say some physicians. “If you pay by the area and only want a tiny bit of Botox, it’s not really cost effective.” There are advantages to paying for Botox by area however, and that’s uniformity. It would always cost the same—whether or not you get a teeny bit of Botox or much, says experienced Dr. Shafer.

Can I get Botox on my upper lip?

To treat the gummy smile, this might also require injections to loosen the muscles which elevate the lip, which stretch from the edges of the nose to the upper lips. Injectors usually use somewhere around 2 to 8 units of Botox for this injection, a figure that is dependent on how severe the gummy smile is.

The lip flip won’t increase the volume, as lip filler will do, but the lip flip may be used to emphasize the outcomes of your lip filler, either in a combination as procedure or as a touch-up.

How long does it take for gummy smile Botox to work?

The visible outcomes are not instant. Upon the injection of Botox, you need to wait 2 or 3 days to see an enhancement. The height of the upper lip will progressively decrease, and the complete result will be seen within 14 days post-therapy. You can also request to visit the dentist for a follow-up appointment after 2 to 3 weeks in order to evaluate the treatment’s success rate and determine whether further modifications are needed. Supplementary injections may be necessary depending on the desired results.

Is a lip flip the same as gummy smile?

 A lip flip includes the use of BOTOX/dysport/Xeomin (neuromodulator, or crease relaxer brands). They smooth the motion of the orbicularis oris muscle above the top lip, causing an appealing flip. One appointment lasts about 15 minutes.

Alternatively, lip filler therapy includes inserting a dermal filler (a gel made of hyaluronic acid, such as Restylane) into a vermilion (lips) to enhance volume and fullness, or along the frontier for defining shape. 

Lip filler can moisturize your lips, which eliminates the lines with perfectly natural, delicate, sexy look. It could also reshape and will add volume. An appointment for lip filler normally lasts around 45 minutes. 

What is lip flipping?

A lip flip is a fast, in-office cosmetic procedure which takes about 10 to 20 minutes. This includes injection of Botox into your Cupid’s bow, which is in the middle of your upper lip, and into corners of your mouth.

The injection temporarily relaxes your muscles around your lip. This causes a part of your upper lip that is inside your mouth to “flip” upward and outward, giving your lip a more complete appearance.

Can you get Botox for crow’s feet?

FDA-approved, BOTOX cosmetic for crows feet is a frequent outpatient procedure. We perform BOTOX for crow’s feet here at our clinic for Facial Plastic Surgery (HCFPS).

BOTOX is also being used for different medical purposes, including increased sweating and eye spasms. Injectables stop nerve signals from reaching the muscles, thus causing them to contract less frequently.

Most frequent use of BOTOX is for wrinkles. When you use BOTOX for crows feet, it relaxes the muscles surrounding the corners of your eyes, leveling your skin out. You might notice the effects especially when you laugh.

 

What is a gummy smile called?

For certain people, that joy could be affected by a condition called a gummy smile. That’s when your smile shows more of your gums than you wish to show. In the clinical term, it is called the exorbitant gingival display.

Whether you believe that your smile “too gummy” is largely a question of personal aesthetics. But you need to know that it’s pretty common.

Some experts believe that as many as 10 per a trusted source that 20- to 30-year-old adults think that their smiles  are gummy. In addition, more women than men believe their smiles show too much of their gumline.

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If you are interested in correcting your gummy smile or the underlying problems which cause your gummy smile, contact us about treatment option.

Megan is a qualified nurse that has had many years of experience in the field of injectables. She will be able to discuss your treatment options with you as well as determine whether your issue is purely aesthetic or if there’s an underlying problem. At the consultation, you will discuss problems such as a restless upper lip or an incorrect bite, that can be fixed to help give you pain relief and soothe you of your gummy smile. If there’s a therapy option that you are especially interested in, be sure to ask whether that alternative is a good fit for you or if there is a reason why it may not be the best option at Gummy Smile Scottsdale. Click here to find out more information.

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