Gummy Smile Treatment Mount Gambier

Gummy smile to glowing grin in Mount Gambier

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Gummy Smile? Be gone — see results in a flash!

Does your grin show a little more gum than you’d like? With our minimally invasive gummy smile treatment, you can stop your gums from getting in the way and let your smile shine.

With us, fixing your gummy smile is fast and virtually pain-free. And the best part? You’ll start seeing results a few days after just one appointment.
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See our patients’ grins before and after gummy smile treatment

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Step-by-step to say goodbye to your gummy smile

Step 1

First, it’s your consultation where we do a dental, facial and lip assessment, discuss your treatment options and present your personalised treatment plan with all fees outlined.

Step 2


Our gummy smile treatment is quick (just 15-30 minutes from start to finish) and minimally invasive (you’ll barely feel the tiny injections).

Step 3

See results within a few days of your appointment — you’ll also visit us for a complimentary follow-up 2 weeks later so we can check in on your gorgeous new grin.

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Gummy smile consultation, cost $80

DentiCare allows you to spread out the cost of your dental treatment into comfortable, interest-free payments. Plans range from $250 to $12,000. You can decide on your payment plan details, including the deposit, and how much and how often (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) you pay.
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Smile now, pay later. TLC (stands for Total Life Credit) lets you borrow up to $50,000 to get those pearly whites you’ve always wanted. The process is quick and stress-free. Once your application is approved, funds are paid directly to your bank account. Easy!
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With Afterpay you’ll never pay interest and there are no additional fees when you pay on time. Afterpay also offers smart spend limits to ensure you never bite off more than you can chew.

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With our easy finance options, you can get the smile you’ve always wanted and pay for it at a pace that’s convenient for you.
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All major health funds accepted and on-the-spot rebates available.
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Transform your smile from too-gummy to totally gorgeous

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Our top-tier experience in dentistry and cosmetic injections means you get the best care
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Feel pampered in our plush cosmetic treatment rooms, a space dedicated to making you feel good
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Pair your gummy smile injections with facial aesthetics treatments, Invisalign or veneers for a holistic makeover.
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Q: What is a gummy smile?

A: A gummy smile (also called gummy teeth or excessive gingival display) is when a disproportionate amount of gum shows above your top teeth when you smile. While there is no exact measurement of what makes a gummy smile, around 3 to 4 millimetres of exposed gumline is generally considered to be disproportionate. However, people tend to have varying ideas of what they consider ‘too gummy’ in their own smile — and a lot of the time, it comes down to your own perception.

Q: What causes a gummy smile?

A: There are a number of factors that can cause gummy smiles:

  • The way your adult teeth have grown in — sometimes the teeth can appear too short or the gums can appear too long
  • Teeth that appear short due to wear or grinding
  • A short upper lip
  • Hypermobile lips (that is, lips that lift too high and expose excess gum tissue when smiling)
  • Overgrowth of the upper jaw bones which makes gums protrude out
  • Medications that can cause an overgrowth of gum tissue around the teeth (called gingival hyperplasia)
Q: How can you fix a gummy smile?

A: Fortunately, if you think your smile is a bit too gummy for your liking, there are a range of cosmetic treatments and dental treatments that can fix it. When researching how to fix a gummy smile, you may have come across the below treatment options:

  • Gummy smile surgery or gum lift (also called a gingivectomy)
  • Lip repositioning surgery
  • Orthognathic surgery
  • Orthodontic treatment
  • Laser gum contouring
  • Dental veneers or crowns to help the teeth appear longer
  • Lip flip or lip filler for gummy smile

At Illumident, our gummy smile treatment typically involves minimally invasive muscle relaxant injections. These injections are gently applied to the area between your upper lip and nose to help relax the muscles that contract and lift when you smile, reducing the amount of extra gum tissue shown.

However, every smile is different and some patients may achieve the best results through a combination of treatments. This is why we also consider the use of lip filler alongside the muscle relaxant treatment to further enhance your smile, as well as dental veneers or Invisalign Go.

There are many gummy smile treatment options available and the right option for you will depend on your unique case. That’s why we always begin with an initial consultation so we can assess which gummy smile treatment is suitable for you and your desired outcome.

Q: How do injectables treat a gummy smile?

A: Gummy smile injections work by relaxing the muscles in your upper lip that contract when you smile. This helps limit how far your lips lift when you smile, and in turn, reduces how much of your gum line is exposed.

The best part is that this is a quick and minimally invasive treatment — it only takes around 15-30 minutes and you’ll barely feel a thing!

Q: How many gummy smile treatments do you need?

A: Over time, the effect of the muscle relaxants will wear off. So, if you’re using muscle relaxant treatment alone, you will need to get repeat treatments in future. Generally, you can expect to see us for gummy smile treatment every 3 to 6 months to maintain your results and keep your smile looking gorgeous.

Q: What are the risks of gummy smile injections?

A: The use of injectables to fix a gummy smile is a very safe and effective treatment when done by an experienced professional. However, it’s important to know that if an injection is not placed correctly, it can affect the muscles in a different area and alter or distort your results.

Our team is highly experienced in both dentistry and facial aesthetics treatments so you can rest assured that your smile is in very capable hands.

Q: What is the before and after care for gummy smile treatment?

A: In your initial consultation, we will walk you through everything you need to know about gummy smile injections — including what you need to do before and after your treatment. This information is tailored to suit each patient, depending on their individual circumstances.

Before your treatment, it is advised that you avoid any medications or substances that may increase bleeding or bruising, such as:

  • Aspirin (unless this is medically prescribed — in which case DO NOT stop taking it and discuss this with us at your consultation)
  • Ibuprofen
  • Fish oil supplements
  • Alcohol

After your treatment, we’ll give you post-op instructions and answer any questions you may have about aftercare. Please avoid touching the treated area for at least a few hours. In most cases, patients can resume their normal activities immediately and apply makeup straight after if they wish.

You’ll also visit us again in 2 weeks’ time for your complimentary follow-up appointment where we assess your results and discuss if touch-up treatment is needed (fees will apply for any further treatment).

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