Gummy Smile

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Gummy Smile

What Is A Gummy Smile?

A common concern, where a large section of the gumline shows above the teeth when smiling. It can be treated with a short series of Botox injections, which help to relax muscles and lower the top lip. While orthodontics and surgery can also be used to treat a gummy smile, they are invasive, costly, and time-consuming, with discomfort and recovery needed. In contrast, Botox injections yield a relatively quick result that lasts for several months.

A gummy smile can be caused by a range of factors, usually small teeth, a short upper lip, or a lip that lifts too high while smiling. However, certain conditions can also play a role – for instance, enlarged gum tissue or maxillary excess, which is a protrusion of the upper jaw and teeth.

Please avoid St John’s Wort, alcohol, caffeine and ibuprofen at least 24 hours before and after your appointment.

“A fantastically professional and beautiful clinic with a very knowledgable and caring practitioner. Charli was meticulous in her explanations and has the highest of standards. She really takes the time to understand what you would like to achieve and made the whole appointment so pleasant and enjoyable. I can’t recommend her highly enough.”

Wendy Costin

“Thank you Charli for making me feel so welcome.
I knew I was in good hands the minute I walked into your clinic. The environment that you create is both professional & relaxing. I look forward to my next treatment with you soon.”

Davina Riddle

“Beautiful lady inside and out. Felt at ease as soon as the door was open. She is more than happy to answer any questions after the appointment and you can talk to her like you’ve known her for years! Procedure was effortless and straight forward with great results. I Couldn’t recommend enough! Definitely my go to from now on.”

Emma King

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Questions about your treatment


We use extremely fine needles when administering your treatment, and our fully-trained practitioners have a wealth of experience in carrying out this treatment. We aim for all our patients to feel comfortable and cared for during treatment, and will use a topical numbing agent if needed.


During your treatment, Botox may be injected either side of the nose, and in the area between your upper lip and nose to temporarily freeze the muscles that contract or elevate when you smile. The effects of treatment develop within 2-3 weeks and last an average of 3 months.


Orthodontics (braces) or surgery may be able to improve the appearance of a gummy smile if the cause is relating to the teeth. However, many cases are caused by thin lips or the lips elevating too much when you smile, and these methods may not be suitable treatments. Surgery and orthodontics can also be expensive, create a permanent change and may feel uncomfortable.


Yes. Botox is a prescription-only medicine, which means there’s a responsibility to administer it safely. Charli, our founder, is an experienced practitioner, with clinical oversight via our affiliate and with CQC Registered General Nurse (RGN) to ensure you’re provided with the best level of service and support throughout your journey. Serious side-effects from Botox are very rare, albeit short-lived in the rare instances they’ve occurred.


Founder Charli is a member of the AAIC (Association of Aesthetics, Injectable and Cosmetics), a body that regularly inspects training and standards in treatments like Botox, so you’re in safe hands for your treatment. We work closely with our patients to develop a detailed treatment plan that creates lasting results you’ll love. It’s all housed in our state-of-the-art Stamford aesthetics clinic.

Gummy Smile

During Your Treatment

  • Enjoy a personalised skin consultation to assess your needs
  • Relax in luxurious yet comfortable surroundings at our Stamford clinic
  • Discover a portfolio of treatments tailored to you
  • Put yourself in the trusted hands of our experts
  • Receive detailed aftercare to maintain and prolong your results
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