Gummy Smile

Your smile can make or break a first impression. In fact, it’s often your most memorable feature. But are you self-conscious about exposing too much upper gum? Read on to learn how Instant Laser Clinic will have you smiling about your smile for the first time in a long time.


 Address overexposure of gum tissue when smiling*
 Choose from a range of effective solutions
 Personalised treatment plans
 All procedures completed by certified practitioners


*Individual results may vary


Frequently Asked Questions

What is gummy smile treatment?

Instant Laser Clinic provides a range of long-lasting and effective solutions to address overexposure of gum tissue when you smile – namely, anti-wrinkle injections, surgery and/or cosmetic dentistry.*


*Individual results may vary

How does it work?

First, our expert practitioners analyse your lips and gums to determine the best course of treatment for you.


To address less severe gummy smiles, we may use anti-wrinkle injections to relax your upper lip muscle and ensure it elevates the appropriate amount to enhance your smile.*


*Individual results may vary


Should we decide that surgery will produce the best outcome, we may operate to address overdeveloped upper lip muscle or reduce the join between your upper lip and gum.*


*Individual results may vary


Alternatively, our cosmetic dentists can target your gum tissue and teeth directly to improve their appearance.* Our most effective solutions include gingivoplasty (gum tissue correction), gingivectomy (removing excess gum tissue) and attaching crowns or facings to increase the size of your teeth.*


*Individual results may vary

Who is it for?

Gummy smile treatment is ideal for those looking to address the following concerns to enhance their smile:

• Excess gum tissue*
• Small teeth*
• Overdeveloped upper lip muscle*
• Overdeveloped join between upper lip and gum*


*Individual results may vary

What are the side-effects?

Anti-wrinkle injections


If you opt for anti-wrinkle injections to treat your gummy smile, you can expect minimal discomfort during your treatment.* Our patients describe the procedure as feeling like ‘heavy pressure’.


*Individual results may vary


And because the treatment requires no sedative or anaesthetic, you’ll be able to resume normal activities immediately after the session.*


*Individual results may vary


Surgery and cosmetic dentistry


While complications after surgery or cosmetic dentistry are extremely rare, some people do occasionally experience the following adverse effects:

• Increased tooth sensitivity
• Infection
• Nerve damage

How long does it last?

The benefits of anti-wrinkle injections last 3-5 months.* The effects wear off very gradually – at which point you may return for another treatment.*


*Individual results may vary


You are then able to undergo treatments indefinitely with no risk of long-term side effects.


If you’re looking to eliminate your gummy smile with a single treatment, surgery may be the best solution for you.* Cosmetic dentistry also provides long-lasting results.*


*Individual results may vary


We will thoroughly analyse your gums and teeth to recommend the treatment that’s right for you.

How much does it cost?

$450 – $600 depending on each individual.

*Disclaimer: All photographs represent one person’s experience, and results may vary for each patient. All photographs are of actual patients from Instant Laser Clinic. The visible change in these photographs has occurred as a result of the procedure/s undertaken. Some before and after photos shown are not exact, in that they vary in light, contrast, clothing, background, distance from camera, hairstyle and make-up.

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