No one likes to show a gummy smile. Are you unhappy about it?  In the ideal smile, the upper lip sits just at or above the top of the teeth. Beautiful-Smile

There are effective and safe methods you can follow to enhance your smile.


1. Botox injections: Using this method, botox is injected on both sides of your vertical columns situated under your nose- known as the philtrum. When  Botox is injected into the upper lip muscle, it relaxes  your upper lip. As a result, less gum is exposed  when you smile because your lip muscle is semi-paralyzed.  This method costs between $200-300 and it lasts about 3  months. A negative aspect of this method is that it lengthens the upper lip. When you relax a muscle, it tends to hang loose. Most people consider a long upper lip is a sign of aging.


2. Lip Filler Injections: Using this method, a gel-like clear substance such as Perlane or Juvaderm is injected in your upper lip. When doing so, this method augments the height of the upper lip slightly. As a result, less gum will be showing when you smile. The cost for this method can be very expensive. Depending on how thick you want your upper lip height to be, the cost starts at  $1,000 and goes up from there. The look lasts between 4 to 6 months.

3. Lip Plumper Suction Devices: If you have a thin upper lip,  lip plumper devices such as CandyLipz can minimize your gummy smile by increasing the upper lip height. The CandyLipz method may be able to double or triple the height of your upper lip. The look lasts for up to 2 hours. Users need touch ups 2 to 3 times daily to maintain their look. It is 100% natural and the cost is just $69.99 for a one time purchase.



If the temporary methods are not  for you, there are permanent methods! These methods are mild to aggressively invasive. They cut your skin and saw your bones. You can view the videos below if you can stomach them. The current successful methods are as follows:

1. Gum Lifting Procedure (gingivectomy): If you do not have big teeth, this method may be for you. Do note that as we age, our teeth will appear larger because our gum lines recede. If you chose this method, know that your teeth will appear to look larger and larger with age. No one wants to have ‘horse teeth’.  Thus,  you must consider your options carefully. In this method, the gum line is raised so more of your teeth are showing. As a result, slightly less gum will be seen. It is crucial to know that the change is very minor. Typically, the gum line can only safely be raised by 2-3 mm. The cost may be between$1,000 to $2,000.


2. Lip Repositioning Surgery: This is a mildly-invasive surgical procedure where the inside of the upper lip is cut to remove a small strip of skin and the exposed cut is then sutured into the gum.  The procedure generally takes about 30-45 minutes. The minor  downside with this procedure is that the doctor can only remove a small amount of tissue of the inner upper lip. You might have to do the Gum Lifting procedure as well.  Cost is a huge consideration here. The cost for lip repositioning starts at $3,000.


3. Othodonist Gum Screws Method: These procedures can be quite expensive. The cost varies from doctor to doctor. The average cost  is $6,000. This is a procedure where you get braces and at the same time, your dentist uses screws to shift and push your upper jaw upward. As a result, the gum is less exposed visually.

4. Upper Jaw Surgical Method: If you have an extremely long upper lip and you show more than 1/4 inch of gum when you smile, the upper jar surgical method may be an option for you. It involves the cutting of your upper jaw bone. This is an expensive procedure and the cost varies from doctor to doctor.


5. Muscle Incision Surgery: It involves incisions in the muscle that elevates the upper lip. For this procedure, the clinical trial showed that surgeons were able to reduce gum exposure ranging from 1.59 mm to 4.83 mm. (No other information is available for this procedure.)

We hope you enjoyed CandyLipz’s article.  This article will help you get a better idea of the current methods that are available to you. This article is for educational purpose only. Please consult with your doctor before you decide which method or combined methods are best for you to achieve a beautiful confident smile.

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- CEO & Founder of Thienna Inc. and CandyLipz LLC. - Achieved Levels of Education/School * PhD in Scientific Nutrition * Master of Business Administration * Master of Science in Genetic Engineering * Bachelor of Science in Microbiology * Bachelor of Art in Economics - Author * Eat Your Way to Brighter Skin: The All-Natural, Inexpensive, Easy Way to a Clear and Healthy Complexion * Cooking On the Light Side: Smart Recipes for Bright Skin and Vitality Book - Book Awards 2008 to 2011 * Grand Prize Award Winner at the Beach Book Festival 2008 * Silver Award CIPA Evvy Book Awards 2008 * Silver Award Premier Book Awards 2008 * Finalist in Foreword’s Book of the Year Award 2008 * Finalist in the Eric Hoffer Award 2008 * Finalist in the National Indie Excellence Award 2008 * Finalist in the National Best Books Awards 2008 * Honorable mention at the Hollywood Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the DIY Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the New England Book Festival Award 2008 * Honorable mention at the New York Book Festival Award 2008 * Gold Award Winner for Reader’s Favorite 2011 * Gold Award Elit Awards 2011 * Finalist in Best Books Award 2011 * Finalist in Eric Hoffer Award 2011 * Finalist in Indie Excellence 2011 - Patents * USA Skin Brightening Method Patent 10/599,779 * China Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 2013306223476 * USA Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 9,119,758 * USA Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent D739,083 * Korea Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 30-0782522 * Japan Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 1519769 * Europe Lip Enhancement and Enlargement Device Patent 002369892-0001 - CandyLiz Lip Enhancement Awards * Iron A'Design Award 2013 Italy * Gold Good Design Award 2013 USA * San Francisco Best Beauty and Personal Care Award 2015 USA * Best in Beauty Awards 2015 by Beauty Examinee USA * Women Inventor Award 2013 at Korea Invention Award Festival (KIAF), Korea * Gold Award for Technical Design at INPEX 2013 USA * Spark Design Awards 2014 USA * Silver Medal at International Invention Show, INOVA 2014 Croatia * Special Award by World Invention Intellectual Property Associations * Gold Medal at Kaohsiung International Invention Exhibition, KIE 2014 Taiwan * Special Award by Indonesian Invention & Innovation Promotion Association * Gold Medal at Int’l Art – Creativity & Engineering Exhibition, I+ACEH Indonesia * Special Award by Malaysian Research & Innovation Society, MyRIS Malaysia * Gold Medal at European Exhibition of Creativity & Innovation, EUROINVENT, Romania * Special Award by Croatian Association of Inventors * i-ENVEX Gold Medal by UniMAP/MINDS/MyRIS/EYReC/WIIPA/IFIA * Gold Medal at World Invention Innovation Contest, WiC Korea * Special Award by World Inventors Association (WIA) * Gold Medal with Mention at International Warsaw Invention Show, IWIS Poland * Special Award by Chinese Innovation & Invention Society (CIIS) - Guinness Book of World Records 2007 to 2011 1) Most Sumo Squats in One Hour (5,135 squats) 2) Longest Samson's Chair (static wall sit for 11 hours, 51 minutes, and 14 seconds) 3) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Minute (3,864 pounds) 4) Heaviest Weight Deadlifted in One Hour (104,863 pounds)

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