Joanna is self-conscious about her gummy smile and wants to fix it without cutting the gums. Watch Dr. Ordon inject Botox to help solve her problem!
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Gummy Smile Treatment Dr. Travis Stork: We sent Joanna to Dr. Ordon to find out if there’s a fix for a gummy smile that didn’t involve cutting the gum themselves. Take a look. Dr. Andrew Ordon: So what are we talking about today? Joanna: Unfortunately, I have a gummy smile. Dr. Andrew Ordon: I may be able to fix that. Let me see your smile. You have a great smile but when you smile, you do show a little bit extra of that gum just putting in a little bit of botox right here and right here is going to cut down the action of those muscles that will bring that lip down the smile. Are you ready? Joanna: I think so. Dr. Andrew Ordon: You seem like you’re ready. Joanna: I’m ready. Good. Dr. Andrew Ordon: You'll get a good result. Good. Alright next step, I’m just going to put some numbing cream on this. We’re mixing up a fresh batch of botox and fresher the botox, the quicker it’s going to react. I’m injecting this right into the muscle itself and what it’s going to do is block the action of the nerve a little bit more right in here. Now it’s okay. Alright this is going to start setting in 24 hours, 36 hours, something like that. I want to check you in a couple of days. We’re going to see a difference. Dr. Travis Stork: Joanna see but we’re not going to introduce her just yet because I want Dr. Ordon to explain exactly what he was doing there. Dr. Andrew Ordon: Well Joanna is great. Perfect candidate, we had so much fun together. What I did is an actual injection into this muscle that elevates the upper lip. Big name for -- do you what muscle that is? Labii superioris alaeque nasi. Dr. Jim Sears: Wow. Dr. Andrew Ordon: So that’s a mouthful, right. so we’re injecting, we’re blocking the action of that muscles so the muscle relaxes and what actually is going to happen, the gum and the upper lip will fall so that you loose that effect of the gummy smile. Dr. Travis Stork: Now of course the treatment that you have to do every four or five -- Dr. Andrew Ordon: A Botox lasts three to six months. We only did Joanna on Monday three or four days ago, so she’s still going to get a better result that we’re going to see today. Dr. Travis Stork: So Joanna is here. I am so ready to see her new smile. So Joanna, welcome smile. Joanna: I love it. I love it. It’s awesome. Dr. Travis Stork: Can you notice anything different a little bit in your smile? Joanna: Yeah absolutely. I just feel so much more confident like I just when I take pictures and stuff, I just like love it so much. Dr. Travis Stork: Well you look fantastic. Thank you so much. Dr. Lisa Masterson: Feel confidence bubbling over her, she looks gorgeous. Dr. Travis Stork: And then if you put on a before picture, give me a big smile when you do it before side by side with your after and then everyone can really see that dramatic difference after let’s say a few days. Good job Dr. Ordon. Dr. Andrew Ordon: It’s already come down but it’s still going to come down even more. She’ll be real happy, thank you.