Gummy Smile is a deformation characterized by overexposure of the upper gums while smiling. In other words, it occurs when the proportions of the teeth, gum and upper jaw are not in harmony. Thanks to the new methods it is possible to gain a new smile. A combination of hyaluronic acid fillers and botulinum toxin according to the extent of the defect to be corrected.
Botulinum toxin (also used in aesthetic medicine to stretch frontal and periocular wrinkles) is injected into specific points within the muscles of the root of the nose, causing them to relax, reducing gingival exposure. Hyaluronic acid, on the other hand, is used to harmonize the volume of the upper lip and reduce gingival exposure.
The procedure is particularly suitable for people who reveal too much of the upper gum while smiling, excessively exposing the upper front teeth and part of the mucosa. In some cases this condition can trigger the harmony of the smile. This type of imperfection is called ‘gummy smile’.
The causes of such imperfection can be different: excessive development of the upper jaw, short upper lip, excessive mobility of the upper lip.