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How can muscle relaxants assist in the treatment of a gummy smile?
A "Gummy smile", also known as excessive gingival display, is the term used to describe a smile that reveals a disproportionate amount of gum above the upper teeth.
Muscle relaxant injectables can be used to treat gummy smiles, where the muscles in the top lip pull the lip up over the top of the teeth. Small injections to a specific muscle either side of the nose will lessen the amount the top lip can pull up and expose the gums while smiling.