Correcting Gummy Smiles with Cosmetic Injections
Last updated Tuesday, October 4th, 2022
When You Smile, Do You Feel Like You’re Showing Too Much Gum?
When you look in the mirror, are you unhappy with your smile and the amount of gums showing? Do you feel like you would look happier and all around better if your gums were not so pronounced?
The most important person to please when it comes to ones appearance is yourself. You deserve to feel comfortable in your own skin… or in this case, your own smile. If you feel like you have excessive gums showing in your smile, there are several ways to change up your smile, many of which are much less complicated and more affordable than you may think.
Fix Gummy Smiles with Cosmetic Injections or Surgery
So what are your options? Of course it depends upon your unique smile, as well as your comfort level with procedures to correct what bothers you.
The most important thing to keep in mind is to know that you have several options to choose from if you decide that corrective smile treatment is right for you. Some options are much less invasive than others. Your treatment really depends upon what you see as your individual problems and what your goals for an outcome are.
Smile enhancement treatments can range from simple cosmetic injections to orthodontics to laser treatment to surgery, or even a combination of treatments. For many people, cosmetic injections are the preferred option for many reasons.
Why Are People Choosing Less Invasive Options?
Many people are uncomfortable with surgery in general, or have other reasons that would make it a less desirable solution for them. Issues like finances, pain or discomfort, the amount of time needed for treatment or healing, etc. are very important factors when considering any type of treatment.
With today’s technology and medical and dental advancements, what was once considered to be untreatable or only treatable with surgery has now been replaced by much less invasive methods of treatment.
Enter cosmetic injections.
What was once an option only available for the rich and famous, cosmetic injections have now become mainstream for the rest of the population. They are a great option that is a quick fix with little to no pain or downtime. They have become much more affordable as well, and this is great news for anyone that feels that surgery or braces are just not a doable option for them.
There is no down-time after receiving cosmetic injections and the effects are immediate. And the best part of all is that they have been fully tested and are well known to be a safe and effective option.
How Do Cosmetic Injections Correct a Gummy Smile?
There are different types of injections used to correct the look of a gummy smile and each has a different purpose. The type used will depend upon your own smile and what you would like to change about it.
The two most common injectable methods used for smile enhancements are dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. Both are quick procedures with minimal pain involved. They both are excellent at decreasing the amount of gums that show, while still allowing a natural looking smile.
Do Dermal Injections Help Correct a Gummy Smile? Does Botox Help?
Dermal fillers – Dermal fillers add volume and plumpness to the upper lip, which helps to block the amount of gums that show. They are injected with a small needle to areas around or under the upper lip. They are a great option to balance out the shape of the lips, and lessen how much gum is shown.
Muscle relaxants – Muscle relaxants are often known by the brand name of Botox, although there are other brands as well. Small injections to very specific muscles around the top lip relax those muscles and lessen the amount the top lip can elevate.
Are Cosmetic Injections a Temporary Fix?
There are different types of both dermal fillers and muscle relaxants. Some are permanent and others are temporary and may need to be repeated every 3 to 6 months. Your doctor will give you a full run-down on the options available to you.