A gummy smile occurs when you smile and show off more gum than teeth. It can happen due to having smaller than average teeth, weak teeth that have worn down or genetic factors. If your family members have gummy smiles you are more likely to. Having an over-active lip elevator muscle is another cause.
If you are unhappy with your smile, there are things you can do about it.
Botox is becoming increasingly popular for the treatment of Gummy Smile. The idea is to slightly weaken the muscles that pull the lip up when one smiles to reduce the lifting of the upper lip. The result is very satisfying.
Orthodontics can re-position your teeth to give you a more attractive smile without the need for surgery.
Veneers can also be fitted to cover up worn teeth and give you the smile you always wanted.
If your gummy smile is genetic and the result of a malformed jaw, this can be corrected with jaw surgery.
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