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non-surgical lip repositioning in los angeles (botox™)

non-surgical lip repositioning (botox™)

Non Surgical Lip Repositioning is innovative and minimally-invasive surgical alternative to improving a gummy smile. The effective botox treatment targets the upper lip elevator muscles to restrict movement to temporarily reposition the upper lip to cover more of the gum line, minimizing excessive gum exposure.

Non Surgical Lip Repositioning is innovative and minimally-invasive surgical alternative to improving a gummy smile. If you experience a gummy smile, you’re familiar with how this can affect your desire to smile. A gummy smile can be caused by several factors including:

  • The shape, size and natural placement of your lips
  • Facial muscles
  • The shape and size of your teeth
  • The amount of gum tissue you naturally have

In some cases, a gummy smile is the result of excess gum tissue which covers the natural teeth, causing them to appear shorter and child-like. In other cases the natural positioning of the lips and the movement of the lip muscle can expose the gums when talking and smiling, creating the appearance of a gummy smile. In this case, the muscle that controls the range of motion of the upper lip can be hyperactive, causing the lip to rise higher than ‘normal’ exposing the gums and creating a gummy appearance.

A gummy smile can affect the aesthetics of your smile, and deter one’s confidence when smiling. It may also indicate underlying health issues, which is why it is imperative to schedule a consultation with your periodontist to ensure your oral health is optimal. A healthy and beautiful smile should display an even gum line, with minimal gum exposed. For those that experience gummy smiles caused by excessive gum tissue, an aesthetic crown lengthening procedure can restore your smile by removing the extra tissue and exposing a broad smile.

In cases where a gummy smile is caused by hyperactive lip muscles or the upper lip’s natural positioning, Botox is a safe and non-surgical treatment to correct a gummy smile. The effective botox treatment targets the upper lip elevator muscles, which are that muscles that control the movement of the upper lip when speaking and smiling. The botox is injected through a minimally invasive incision and successfully restricts movement of the upper lip, preventing it from abnormally rising. As a result, the upper lip temporarily stays in place, covering more of the gum line and minimizing exposure of the gums. temporarily reposition the upper lip to cover more of the gum line, minimizing excessive gum exposure.

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