A gummy smile (in technical terms: excessive gingival display), is when you smile and too much gum tissue shows above the top teeth. It’s when your smile reveals more of your gums than you would like. Smiling is important but excessively visible gums can ruin an otherwise perfect smile and affect one’s self-confidence. Amount of gum tissue showing is a combination of jaw anatomy, size and shape of teeth, and movement of lips that control gum exposure.
Think your smile is “too gummy”?
At Medical Spa Club in Richmond, B.C., we have non-surgical and more affordable treatment options involving botulinum toxins to paralyze the elevator muscles in the lips and hyaluronic acid fillers in the upper lip to increase the thickness and help balance out the shape of your lips that require little to no downtime.