A gummy smile is a condition where a person's upper gums are prominently displayed when they smile, making their teeth appear smaller than they actually are. This is often caused by overactive muscles in the upper lip that pull it up too far when smiling. TOX can help reduce the appearance of a gummy smile by relaxing these muscles and preventing them from pulling the lip up excessively.
During a TOX treatment for a gummy smile, a small amount of the neurotoxin is injected into the muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip. By blocking the signals from the nerves to these muscles, TOX prevents them from contracting as strongly as they normally would, resulting in a more subtle and subdued smile with less gum exposure.
Actual patients results may vary