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What is a BOTOX® Gum Lift | NYC Smile Design | Manhattan, New York

July 7th, 2021 | 2 min read

By NYC Smile Design

Exploring the intersection of cosmetic dentistry and aesthetic treatments, the BOTOX® Gum Lift emerges as a novel approach to refining your smile. 

At NYC Smile Design, we’ve embraced the cutting-edge BOTOX® Gum Lift as part of our comprehensive suite of cosmetic dental solutions. Drawing on years of experience and a deep understanding of facial aesthetics, we tailor this innovative procedure to each individual’s unique smile goals. Our commitment is to not only enhance your smile but to do so with the utmost care and precision, ensuring results that reflect your natural beauty.

This blog aims to unravel the intricacies of a BOTOX® Gum Lift, shedding light on its process, benefits, and how it can transform your smile with subtlety and precision. 

Enhancing Your Smile with a BOTOX® Gum Lift

A BOTOX® gum lift offers a non-surgical solution for enhancing the appearance of a gummy smile. Characterized by an excessive display of gum tissue when smiling (4mm or more), this condition can often detract from an otherwise beautiful smile. It can also be characterized by teeth that have too much gum tissue covering them and they appear short and square with the overall smile appearing very gummy. Traditionally, surgical methods have been employed to address this issue; however, BOTOX® presents a non-invasive alternative that can yield impressive results.

How BOTOX® Works to Improve a Gummy Smile

BOTOX® functions by temporarily modifying the movement of the muscles responsible for elevating the upper lip. By strategically administering injections, our skilled practitioners can effectively reduce the appearance of excessive gum display while preserving the natural aesthetics of your smile. This technique allows for precise control over the treatment area, ensuring a customized outcome that complements your unique facial features.

Ideal Candidates for a BOTOX® Gum Lift

The ideal candidates for a BOTOX® gum lift are individuals who are dissatisfied with the appearance of their smiles due to excessive gingival display. Particularly effective in cases where hyperactive lip elevator muscles are involved, this treatment is best suited for patients who are in good oral health and free of periodontal disease.

It’s important to note that candidates should not have any allergies to the primary ingredients in BOTOX®, including Clostridium botulinum type A neurotoxin complex, Albumin Human, or sodium chloride.

Maintaining Your Results

While a BOTOX® gum lift provides temporary improvement in the appearance of your smile, subsequent treatments will be necessary to maintain optimal results. Typically, these follow-up sessions are scheduled at four-month intervals, though this may vary depending on individual response and preferences.

Some patients may require multiple treatments initially to determine the ideal dosage and injection sites for achieving their desired outcome. However, for most individuals, a single treatment followed by periodic maintenance sessions is sufficient to sustain the desired aesthetic.

Understanding Treatment Costs

The cost of a BOTOX® gum lift can vary depending on factors such as the severity of the condition and the number of treatment areas involved. In some cases, practices may charge based on the number of units of BOTOX® administered, particularly when treating larger areas. However, for procedures targeting specific concerns like a gummy smile, a flat fee structure is often employed.

Prices per BOTOX® unit in New York City typically range from $10 to $40, with the average cost of treating a gummy smile falling between $250 and $500.

Exploring Long-Term Solutions

For those seeking more permanent solutions to correct a gummy smile, we invite you to explore our informative blogs detailing alternative treatment methods. These resources provide valuable insights into additional options available to enhance your smile and achieve lasting results.

We're Here to Help

At NYC Smile Design we’re dedicated to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation to discuss your treatment options further, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to assisting you on your journey to a more confident, radiant smile.