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Gummy Smile

Gummy Smile
A 'gummy smile' appears as the overexposure of gums with an open smile.

Treatments for Gummy Smile

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 Gummy Smile

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.


CAUSES of Gummy Smile

  • incomplete eruption of teeth at a young age
  • a hyperactive upper lip which lifts too high when smiling
  • gums that are enlarged or the erosion of teeth

Prevention of Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is often difficult to prevent as they are often genetic.

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