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Comment on “Botulinum toxin type-A as an alternative treatment for gummy smile: a case report”


Currently, the search for esthetic excellence has become the main objective in the facial treatment. The gummy smile is one of the complaints from the patients, since this situation may influence their self-esteem and social relationship. The development of new techniques, such as the application of botulinum toxin, may be a conservative therapeutic option in the treatment of gummy smile. The purpose of this letter is to comment some points about a case report publicated in Dermatology Online Journal, of a patient with dentogingival discrepancy and severe gummy smile, who was treated with application of botulinum toxin in order to optimize the harmony of the smile.

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