The Gummy Smile is a smile that shows an excessive amount of gum tissue under the upper lip. The term comes from the English word “gum”, which translates as “tooth flesh”. A gummy smile can have different causes. As a rule, a gummy smile is caused by an overly pronounced lifting muscle that pulls the upper lip upwards too much.
There are several effective ways to visually reduce a gummy smile. In addition to surgical procedures, gummy smile correction has established itself as a successful method as part of treatment with muscle relaxants (Botox injections).
In the following sections you can find out more about the causes and treatment options for gummy smiles.