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How To Fix A Gummy Smile

17 November 2021 by Omniya Clinic

A true smile, when your eyes light up and the corners of your lips crinkle, is a beautiful thing. It shows genuine happiness with life and there may be some people who feel self-conscious about showing their smile because of a condition called a gummy smile.

What Is A Gummy Smile?

Also known as excessive gingival display, a gummy smile is when too much gum tissue shows above the top teeth when you smile. There’s no exact definition of what makes a gummy smile and is more about how you perceive your appearance.

This perception may be impacted by the way your lips move when you smile or the shape of your teeth.

What Causes A Gummy Smile?

  • Teeth that look shorter and are partially covered by gum tissue
  • An excess of gum tissue
  • Small teeth in comparison with the gums that can be the result of genetics
  • An overgrowth of the upper jaw that forces the gums to bulge (maxillary excess)

However you feel, this condition is easy to take care of with gummy smile Botox treatment.

Gummy Smile Botox Treatment Explained

Botox treatment is an excellent way of curing a gummy smile and reducing self-consciousness. It works via botulinum toxin being injected into the area between the upper lips and nose.

Once injected, Botox paralyses the muscles that contract when you smile and the upper lip relaxes. This stops the gums from being shown.

What Are The Benefits Of Botox For Gummy Smiles?

A Non-Invasive Procedure

In the past, gummy smile treatment involved intensive physical surgery that was both expensive and painful. That’s no longer the case with Botox gummy smile treatment, which is non-invasive and doesn’t require long recovery times.

You’ll also have peace of mind knowing that the treatment is safe and undertaken by a cosmetic specialist.

Fast Results

Another important benefit is that Botox treatment for gummy smiles is quick across the entire process. Firstly, the treatment can be done on a lunch break and you’ll be able to return to work after it’s finished.

Secondly, you’ll see results not long after the procedure and you’ll be able to get your smile back.


Compared to other types of treatments that focus on the face, Botox gummy smile treatment is more cost-effective.

At Omniya Clinic, we offer Botox for £200 and recommend a top-up treatment every 3 to 4 months to ensure optimal results.

Are There Any Side Effects?

The chance of suffering side effects from Botox injections is minimal, though being aware of them will help you be more prepared. Possible complications are:

  • Pain and swelling around the gums
  • Redness
  • Crooked smile
  • Allergic reactions
  • Infection
  • Muscle weakness

If you have any concerns before a gummy smile Botox procedure, please speak to one of our staff and they’ll be happy to answer your questions.

Book A Consultation With Us Today

For more information on how to treat a gummy smile, book a consultation at our London clinic or call 020 7584 4777.

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