Do you feel your upper teeth look too short compared to your gums when smiling? Are you unhappy with your smile due to excessive gum tissue displayed when smiling? If you say ‘yes’, then you may have a condition called excessive gingival display, or simply, gummy smile.
Some people feel they’re showing too much gums or their teeth look too small. A gummy smile can be an uncomfortable situation to a person, making him/her feel embarrassed or self-conscious.
What is a Gummy Smile?
Smiles appear ‘gummy’ when the teeth, upper jaw and gum tissues are not in proportion to each other. Also, the position of the upper lip can also affect to the overall look of your smile. Therefore, gumminess in your smile is a combination of the shape and size of the teeth, the amount of gum tissue display, the vertical position of the teeth and the upper jaw in relation to the skull and the degree of movement and length of the upper lip.
Many people don’t know that there are lots of options for correcting gummy smile. If a gummy smile affects your life, well-being and comfort, it could be the best decision to do something about it. One way to fix gummy smile is through Wrinkle reduction treatment .
Using Wrinkle reduction treatment for Gummy Smile
Gummy smile appears when a person smiles and their upper lip lifts too far above their upper teeth, revealing gums and creating an unattractive smile. Gummy smile can be due to several causes and one is a hyperactive muscle that elevates the upper lip. Sometimes, gummy smile can worsen by a thin upper lip which aggravates to the problem.
The good news is, it can be corrected by Wrinkle reduction Injection to reduce the muscle activity that elevates the upper lip.
Wrinkle reduction treatment or Botulinum toxin is a type of protein from Clostridium botulinum. It has the ability to relax muscles by temporarily blocking the nerve impulses to the muscles injected. Today, it is now regularly used by both male and female because it is less invasive than the conventional forms of treatment like plastic surgery.
What is the Treatment Process?
It is important to choose a Wrinkle reduction treatment specialist doctor that will examine you to know if you are suitable for the procedure. A small amount of Wrinkle reduction treatment will be injected at the nose to mouth fold and at the sides of the nostrils’ junction to weaken the muscles. After 3 to 4 days, you will notice a reduction in the elevation of your upper lip and your smile will be transformed, with less gum exposing. The full result will be notice two weeks after the treatment.
The advantage of this treatment compared to other treatment options is that it has little or no downtime. The patient can immediately return back to normal activity.
How long the result last?
Result usually last between 4 and 6 months but the longevity of the result vary. The treatment provide long-lasting but only temporary result, giving you the option of refining your treatment depending on your preference.