Symetrie Gummy Smile

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Gummy Smile

Are you self-conscious when you smile?

‘Gummy Smile’ refers to a condition where the top lip goes too far above the top teeth when they smile. This shows a large area of upper gums which can make the smile unattractive, causing self-consciousness. There are various causes of a Gummy Smile one of which is a hyperactive muscle which elevates the upper lip, a thin upper lip can also contribute to problem, exposing the upper gum even more.

Depending on the patient’s face, a couple of treatments could help to create a more natural and attractive smile shape

Botulinum toxin is an easy, non-surgical treatment that can be used to reduce the muscle activity which controls the top lip. This can be very effective.

Where the problem is related to a thin top lip, adding some subtle volume with lip fillers can address this imbalance, adding more substance to the lips and therefore preventing them from sliding so high above the teeth.

Tracy has done my injectable treatments for years. I'm a little nervous of needles, yet she always puts me at ease during treatment. I would always recommend Symetrie to anyone looking to have aesthetic treatments due to the high level of skill, knowledge and professionalism the team have.

Alexandra Cook