A gummy smile can effect your confidence when smiling. If you have a gummy smile, you will notice when you have an open smile, an excessive appearance of the gums as the upper lip is lifted. This can make your upper lip look flat or thin or your teeth appear smaller than they are.
Gummy smiles are usually genetic or due to a hyperactive upperlip causing your lip to move higher than normal, exposing too much gum. They can also be caused by when the teeth erupted, they didn’t erupt fully and are their enamel is still covered by gum tissue.
A gummy smile can be reduced at Bodyvie be injecting the muscles above the lip with anti-wrinkle injections such as Botox to reduce movement of the upper lip to reveal less of the gums while smiling.
Symptoms of a gummy smile is the exposure of excessive gum causing teeth to appear smaller than they are and affecting self-confidence when smiling.
A gummy smile is often difficult to prevent as they are often genetic.