How Botox Injections Can Correct a Gummy Smile
- Posted on: Nov 15 2019
Men and women who have a “gummy smile” are not often aware that a simple injection can solve their dilemma. Many patients who have excess gums showing from their upper lips lifting higher when they smile are typically unsure as to what can be done. Dr. Angela Abernathy of 141 Dental Studio, PC is pleased to offer Botox injections to improve the smile’s appearance.
What is Botox?
Patients often associate Botox with patients seeking a more youthful appearance free from fine lines and wrinkles. However, Botox is often used to reduce the appearance of the gums when patients smile. This is because Botox is a medication formulated with botulinum toxin type A which, when injected into muscles, reduces muscle contractions and relaxes the area treated. Dr. Angela Abernathy can inject Botox into the upper lip muscle which allows the upper lip to lay lower when a patient smiles. This, in turn, covers the upper gums and creates a more aesthetic appearance to the teeth and lips.
Is Botox safe?
Botox has been used for decades in many areas of medicine. In fact, it can be used for other conditions and problems. For example, Botox can be injected into specific area of the jaw to help decrease clenching and grinding associated with bruxism or temporomandibular joint disorder. Botox has also been used in the past to address headaches and migraines. Other areas of medicine have used Botox for cervical dystonia, hyperhidrosis, and even overactive bladder. This injectable has been cleared by the FDA for cosmetic and medical use, and continues to be an effective choice for patients seeking anti-aging benefits. In addition to Botox, our office also utilizes a wide range of dermal fillers which are also safe and FDA-approved.
Call Dr. Angela Abernathy today to learn more about Botox injections
Botox can be used for more than just fine lines and wrinkles. Patients in the area of New York, NY ready to improve their appearance and address a gummy smile are invited to speak to our team about the options available to them. Call (212) 262-2952 today and visit 141 Dental Studio, PC at 141 East 55th Street, Suite 2B.
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