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Gummy smile treatment

Gummy smile treatment

Gummy smile treatment

Everybody wants a beautiful smile. No one wants to feel self-conscious when we are happy! If you find yourself closing or covering your mouth to cover your smile then it may be time to take action. A gummy smile treatment could be the answer.
Image of a woman with gummy smile.

What is a gummy smile?

When there is a lot of the gum visible above the top teeth when we smile (generally at least 4 millimetres), it is referred to as a gummy smile. It can give the appearance that the teeth are either too small or the gums are too big for the face. Therefore your mouth can appear out of proportion with the rest of your face.

How does gummy smile treatment work?

The treatment is generally very simple and can be performed by either a registered nurse or a doctor. This non-surgical treatment for gummy smile is performed by injecting a drug commonly used for anti-wrinkle injections into the muscles close to the nose that are responsible for lifting up the upper lip. Once the medication starts working, these muscles start to relax and the top lip will not raise as high when smiling. Results are generally seen within 2 weeks of your treatment.

What are the costs for treating a gummy smile?

When you see a clinician that charges per unit of the medication used, then is can be a very cost effective procedure. Results can last up to 6 months (however, will vary from person to person) but it is usually an area that requires ongoing treatment.


For this simple, non-surgical gummy smile treatment, a consultation with your clinician is essential. Thankfully, the staff in our St Kilda clinic at Subtle Transformations are trained clinicians in this area and can help you with planning your treatment and assessing the results. Contact us on (03) 95100714 to book your consultation.