Gummy Smile: Causes, Symptoms & Treatments

What Can Cause Gummy Smile?

Gummy smile is a condition in which your upper gums are visible during smiling. It can happen because of several reasons. You might be born with a narrow maxilla (upper jawbone) or the muscles that raise your lip during smiling action might be very active.

Here are some other common causes:

  • Enamel and gum problems

As a general rule, the more enamel you have and the less gum you have, the less likely it is that you’ll have a gummy smile. For example, a person who has shorter teeth and more gum will appear to show more of their gums when smiling than someone with longer teeth and less gum. A number of factors can affect enamel levels, including tooth grinding and acid reflux. Gum problems can include overgrown or infected gums caused by smoking or plaque buildup from not brushing properly.

  • Genetics

Many times, individuals inherit their smile from their parents. The shape of your upper jawbone may also play a role in how much gum shows when you smile.

  • Jaw misalignment

If your upper jaw is misaligned with your lower jaw, or if your jaw protrudes forward at an angle

Symptoms

The symptoms of gummy smile can be very subtle. It will show up as a small gap between your gum and your teeth when you smile. This is not a serious condition, but you should be aware of how it affects your appearance before you go out in public.

The following are some of the symptoms of gummy smile:

  • The gap between the gum and teeth may vary in size based on how much you are smiling. When you smile wide, the gap will become more noticeable because it becomes larger than usual.
  • Your smile may look less attractive because of this gap between the gum and teeth. This can make them look crooked or uneven, especially if there is a large amount of space between them when you smile wide open.

Solutions to Help with Gummy Smile

Botox Injections

Our Botox London clinic treatment is one of the most effective methods to treat a gummy smile. Our dermatologists can provide you with this treatment

Botox injections are quick and easy. The procedure takes just a few minutes and most people are able to go home right after their appointment. Some side effects do occur but they are mild and temporary.

The best candidates for botox treatment are those who have moderate to severe gummy smiles due to excessive gum tissue.

 

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Treatment For Gummy Smile

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