For most of us, smiling is something that comes easy and feels great. However for some, when a person smiles they expose a noticeable section of the gums above their teeth and they become embarrassed. Gummy smiles occur for a variety of reasons, most commonly a short upper lip, excessive gum tissue or small teeth, all of which can be genetic. Many people who suffer from this embarrassing condition are now turning to Botox Cosmetic/ Dysport – as a few simple Botox/Dysport injections placed in strategic locations are used to relax the muscles to bring the upper lip down to resolve the excessive gum displayed when you smile. Additionally, some people may have an asymmetrical or irregular smile, with one side of the upper lip drooping lower or rising higher than the rest of the lip during smiling or laughing. This too can be corrected with Botox/Dysport! If an upper lip that is thin is a contributing factor in the appearance of a gummy smile, a combination treatment of fillers to the lips and Botox/Dysport may be required to achieve the best results possible. Both procedures can be performed on the same treatment day and allow you to continue with your daily activities as soon as the session is over. It is important that you choose a specialized doctor who has a lot of experience in treating this area. Botox is an art and you have to know where to inject it, more importantly where not to inject it. As injecting the tiniest units in the wrong place can cause a crooked smile for months. Drs. Wright are experts in attaining excellent results, creating your new smile that will appear natural and warm. The full results are seen after several days, revealing a new beautiful smile and personality!