If you have a ‘gummy smile’ that you’re unhappy with, you can alter its appearance with a Gummy Smile Reduction procedure. This is a quick and easy, non-surgical treatment, in which medically administered injections are used to reduce the amount of gum tissue that shows when you smile.
Why you have a Gummy Smile
Dentists and dermatologists agree that a smile is ‘gummy’ when more than 4 millimetres of gum shows. When this happens, the teeth, gum tissue, and upper jaw don’t appear to be in harmony with each other. A gummy smile is usually caused by genetic issues such as too much gum tissue, or a short upper lip.
How Gummy Smile Reduction works
Here at Wellcare Medical, Gummy Smile Reduction is done by injecting the upper lip, in order to limit the elevation that takes place when smiling. The injection causes the upper lip to drop, so that the gums are less visible. No anesthesia is required. However, the doctor may choose to apply a cold pack or anesthetic cream to numb the area. Discomfort is usually minimal and brief.
In cases where a gummy smile is due to a thin upper lip, a combination treatment of fillers to the lips may be suggested by our trained cosmetic doctors, to make the gums less prominent.
Treatment typically takes 20 minutes or less. Both procedures can be performed at the same treatment session. There is no downtime, so clients can resume their everyday activities as soon as the session is over.
If your gummy smile is impacting your well-being and enjoyment of life, it may be time to do something about it. At Wellcare Medical our doctors are committed to achieving only excellent results, so if you undergo treatment for a gummy smile you can be sure that the outcome will be beautiful, and natural.
Call Wellcare Medical Centre today at (07) 3133 4483 to book your free consultation, and find out if you are a good candidate for Gummy Smile Reduction.