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What is Gum Smile Botox?

Gummy smile, also known as excessive gingival display, is the name of the problem of displaying the gums more than normal when talking or laughing. Botox procedure is performed to treat gingival smile, which makes ugly the smile and causes the need for an aesthetic intervention. In such a situation, which sometimes restricts the desire to smile, the harmony between the teeth, gums and lips is disrupted. A gingival display of more than 2 mm is not expected in a normal smile.

One of the major causes of gingival smile is the excessive development of the upper jawbone (the maxilla), or the lower position of the upper jaw. Another cause is that the upper gums cover the teeth more than normal. In addition, the shortness of the upper lip, the facial contours, the position of the laugh line, and the height of the mid-face are some of the other causes.


In patients with gummy smile, Botox injections are made with thin needles into certain points on the nasolabial line, which causes the appearance of the existing gingival level. Botox applied in this procedure does not have any side effects. Botox is a medication that has been used in the neurological and aesthetic fields of medicine for years, and as it is known, it has no side effects. Since anesthetic cream is applied to the injection points, no pain or ache is felt. The procedure takes about 5 to 15 minutes.

Why Is Botox Used?

The most important reason for using botox in the treatment of gummy smile is to achieve the desired appearance without the need for any surgical intervention. Botox is a medication injected it into certain parts of the body to provide benefit. Since botox is a chemical substance that relaxes the muscles in the area where it is injected, it causes the gums to appear less. Botox is preferred because it is a fast and reliable method that does not require surgical interventions.