Use of type A botulinum toxin to minimize gingival smile line: three clinical case reports.

Admin Dental Press

Edition V13N04 | Year 2014 | Editorial Case Report | Pages 68 to 73

Nathália Bandeira de Mello da Escóssia, Lívia Kelly Ferraz Nunes, Jonas Capelli Júnior

Introduction / Gingival smile is usually consideredesthetically unpleasant and with alternativetreatment of different complexities. / Objective / Theaim of this study was to report the outcomes of threecases of gingival smile treated with Botulinum Toxin typeA (BTX-A). / Methods / Patient’s records and imagingexams were analyzed using by speciic digital videography.The procedure was repeated 1, 2, 12 and 24weeks after BTX-A was applied. / Results / Patients hada reduction in gingival exposure with no relapse after 24weeks. / Conclusion / Thus, BTX-A is considered a minimallyinvasive and effective method of temporary treatmentto minimize gingival smile.

Smile, Esthetics, Type A botulinum toxin, Facial expression,

Escóssia NBM, Nunes LKF, Capelli Júnior J. Utilização de toxina botulínica do tipo A para minimizar o sorriso gengival: relato de três casos clínicos. Rev Clín Ortod Dental Press. 2014 ago-set;13(4):68-73.

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