Symetrie Gummy Smile

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.

Started having Botox over a year ago with Symetrie, they are the most wonderful, lovely people. Highly skilled and at the same time so patient and caring, very professional would recommend to anyone looking to dip their toe in the pool of aesthetics! X

Patrick Butler