A smile is the key that fits the lock of everybody’s heart.
A beautiful smile is highly valued in today’s society. A broad exposure of the gums or excess gummy display during a smile is often considered displeasing and distracting. In more severe cases, overexposure of the gums is also seen in repose of the lips. A gummy smile is a frequent complaint from patients seeking improvement in their aesthetic appearance. A smile is considered unattractive when more than 4 mm of gums are exposed. Women tend to experience a gummy smile more often than men.
Luckily, today’s dentistry provides several options in treating a gummy smile including laser gum lift, botox and even orthodontics to a small extent.