Gummy Smiles

A gummy smile (in technical terms: excessive gingival display), is when you smile and too much gum tissue shows above the top teeth. It’s when your smile reveals more of your gums than you would like. Smiling is important but excessively visible gums can ruin an otherwise perfect smile and affect one’s self-confidence. Amount of gum tissue showing is a combination of jaw anatomy, size and shape of teeth, and movement of lips that control gum exposure.

 

Think your smile is “too gummy”?

At Medical Spa Club in Richmond, B.C., we have non-surgical and more affordable treatment options involving botulinum toxins to paralyze the elevator muscles in the lips and hyaluronic acid fillers in the upper lip to increase the thickness and help balance out the shape of your lips that require little to no downtime.

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Call us at 604-284-5501 for any questions or book online for a consultation with our doctor to discuss your needs and options. No obligation to proceed with any treatment or service – just information so you can decide later when you want some changes. We are all happy to assist you every step of the way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a must to go through surgical treatment?

It depends on your situation.

While oral and orthognathic surgical options are able to fix lip reposition, jaw position and gum contouring, non-surgical options can also be used, such as the injection of botulinum toxins to paralyze the elevator muscles in the lips and hyaluronic acid fillers in the upper lip to increase the thickness and help balance out the shape of your lips. 

At Medical Spa Club in Richmond, B.C., we have non-surgical and more affordable treatment options that require little to no downtime that can help with a gummy smile. Please schedule a consultation appointment with our doctor to find out if you are a suitable candidate.

What is the best treatment to fix gummy smile?

While oral and orthognathic surgical treatments are able to fix lip reposition, jaw position and gum contouring, non-surgical options may help improve your smile. The injection of botulinum toxins can paralyze the elevator muscles in the lips and hyaluronic acid fillers in the upper lip can increase the thickness and help balance out the shape of your lips. 

These non-surgical options are more affordable and much less invasive that require little to no downtime. To find out if you are a suitable candidate, please schedule a consultation appointment with our doctor. An individualized treatment plan will be discussed for your own needs and expectations.

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