We correct gummy smiles with precise low dose- low cost Botox injections that depower the hyperactive muscles that pull up the lip. It’s an instant fix technique and takes about 30 seconds. The alternative treatment is periodontal surgery called “crown lengthening” that is very expensive, time consuming and removes healthy gums and bone that supports the teeth. The gums and bone might also be needed for implants later in life. Another alternative is jaw surgery. Considering the options Botox for a gummy smile is certainly the choice I would make for myself.