Gummy Smile – Chicago Botox
For some, an unfortunate side effect of a great big smile is showing too much of their gums above their upper teeth. Having a “gummy smile” can affect a person’s self-esteem, making them feel uncomfortable smiling or laughing in public. Botox is an easy, safe solution for this embarrassing issue.
Gummy smile can be caused by several factors, one of which is overactive upper-lip muscles. The levator anguli oris muscle raises the top lip (thus the “levator” part of the name); when it does so to an abnormal degree, this exposes more of the gums. Having a thinner-than-normal top lip makes it even worse.
Ready to say goodbye to gummy smile and hello to that beautiful grin? Contact our office today for a Botox consultation. Skilled, board-certified cosmetic surgeon Dr. Otto Placik is ready to get you that perfect smile today.