A gummy smile often has a negative impact on people who want to express their feelings through a smile. But when you show too much of your gums, you might feel that it’s too unsightly. A gummy smile can have an effect on your self-confidence, especially if it stops you from smiling or expressing your emotions. Fortunately, this is one condition that comes with several potential treatments. Ask any gummy smile specialist in Beverly Hills to find out the non-surgical options you have to overcome this issue.

Anti-wrinkle injections

If you have overactive muscles around your upper lip, this may cause your gummy smile. In such a case, using an anti-wrinkle injection will correct your gummy smile. This treatment is both effective and safe with high satisfaction from patients. You can see the results in 48 hours or within two weeks, but the effects may last for up to 1 year. 

Anti-wrinkle injections work like Botox in the sense that they will relax your facial muscles. The first step is to identify which muscle to administer the injection to. Your dentist will then administer the anti-wrinkle injection to reduce the ability of the muscle to pull your lip up too much by relaxing it.

Laser treatments

Another alternative in the treatment of gummy smiles is the use of a soft tissue laser. This can be a permanent type of treatment or one that you need to have every few years or so. The frequency will depend on the type of laser technology that your cosmetic dentist will use. Although laser gum contouring procedures can’t get rid of dark gums in Los Angeles, they will get rid of excess gum tissue that extends too far down causing your gummy smile.

Lip filler injections

The main purpose of lip filler injections is to slightly increase the height of your upper lip. This helps with your gummy smile correction. However, this procedure might change the size and shape of your lips. If you don’t want this to happen, you can choose the other treatment options. In many cases, however, people prefer the slightly plump appearance of their lips as long as it looks natural. Also, this isn’t a permanent type of treatment. Generally, lip fillers last between 3 to 6 months. If you want to maintain the effects, you need to get another shot.


This is one of the most popular non-surgical cosmetic treatments for a gummy smile. Veneers will make your teeth look longer, thus, improving the gum-to-teeth ratio. This is a great option if you naturally have short teeth. The installation of veneers to your teeth will make them longer in such a way that the disproportionate ratio of teeth to gums becomes proportional.

Get what you need

Dr. Alex Farnoosh is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Beverly Hills. If you have a gummy smile that’s bothering you, you will find a solution with Dr. Farnoosh. You can either contact the office at (310) 928-1796 or visit the clinic anytime during work hours and learn more about different treatments for a gummy smile.

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