Gummy smile

Excessive visible gums while laughing is also known as a gummy smile. Does this bother you and limit your enjoyment of laughing hard? That's a shame! With a subtle treatment, this can be easily corrected.

A gummy smile is a smile where the gums become visible, hence the name "gummy smile. It occurs because there is too much tension on the muscle that pulls the upper lip up. So it has nothing to do with the amount of gums a person has. It is just more visible in some people than others. Unfortunately for some, a gummy smile can mean insecurity or reluctance to smile. Through treatment with muscle relaxants

Botulinum toxin is a muscle relaxant that causes the muscles that pull up the upper lip to temporarily relax. Because these muscles no longer contract properly, the upper lip is no longer pulled up as hard. This makes the gums less visible when smiling.

How long does the result last?

On average, muscle relaxants remain effective for 3 to 4 months. At JECT Clinics we also offer Alluzience in addition to the regular muscle relaxants, which can be longer effective up to 6 months. After that time, the treated muscles will gradually start working more and more. Once the muscle relaxants have worn off, the treatment can be repeated. Repetition of treatment is important to maintain the best possible results.


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