In an ideal or perfect smile, the upper lip sits just above the top teeth. However, a gummy smile is one where too much gum is shown above the teeth. If you smile and feel that your smile is a gummy smile or are self-conscious about smiling, we are here to help.
Gummy smiles are caused by a number of reasons:
1. Overgrowth of tissue
This is quite a common cause. It is due to an overgrowth of tissue that covers too much of your teeth. Your gums cover too much enamel which in turn makes your teeth look shorter than they are.
2. Hyperactive upper lip
Some people suffer from hyperactive upper lip. This is where the muscles that control the skin beneath the nose raise the lip up too far, which exposes more of the gums.
3. Dental development
The way some people’s teeth and jawbone develops can lead to a gummy smile.
Solutions to Gummy Smile
There are several solutions that may help, regardless of the cause. The key is to talk to a dentist, discover the cause and then identify the solution that suits you.
Before choosing your treatment or a solution, your dentist will need to determine what’s causing your gummy smile. That’s why we make sure to talk to you in detail. You can research online but there is only one of YOU and we like to talk about you, your causes and what’s the best solution for you.
Solutions can include
Botox injections to relax the hyperactive upper lip
Braces for dental development
Here’s how we work with our clients:
1. Book a consultation. Nothing beats a conversation with a skilled expert about your teeth. No two mouths are the same so we want to talk to you about you.
2. We’ll do a detailed analysis of your mouth, your gum tissue and jawbone structure. Then we can advise you on the correct course of action for you.
3. We’ll put a plan in place that suits you, not us, you. You are our priority and that includes scheduling regular appointments over the course of the treatment that suit you.
Book an appointment today. It’s your first step to having the smile you want.