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Botox for the Gummy Smile

Some patients show excessive teeth or gum (gingiva) when they smile.  This is usually from excess downward growth of the upper jaw and is called vertical maxillary excess.  This is classically treated by oral and maxillofacial surgery and orthodontics.  The surgeon shortens the upper jaw so it is in a more natural position and the […]