Hi, my name is Dr Stefanie and I’m the associate dentist of Lifestylesmiles here at Brighton in Melbourne. We just booked in a new patient Kiara from Caulfield to help her with her gummy smile. During her smile consultation, she asked me, Dr Warren, I hate the fact that there is so much gum showing when I smile, what can I do about it? This is actually a common cosmetic problem we help with many of our patients, so I thought I’ll make a quick video sharing with you your options just in case you are experiencing the same issue
Let’s be honest, having a slightly more mobile lip is not a disease, so nothing needs to be done. And it’s something that usually people can control fairly well, so when smiling in front of a camera they would have learnt over the years not to smile too much to hide the imperfection that way.
On the other hand, when we get older, naturally our lips will lose elasticity and drop, thanks to gravity. So the gumminess will slowly improve as you age. But if you want to fix this issue now, because you have a wedding coming up, or it’s really bothering you. Some botox in the upper lip will fix this issue.
As you can see, there are many causes of a gummy smile, and the treatment options vary as well. So if you are experiencing a gummy smile, and want to do something about it, we would love to help. Simply complete the form on the website, give us a call, or send us a direct message on social media, and we will help you organise your appointment. See you in the next video.
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Hi! I’m Dr Stefanie. I’m the associate dentist here at Lifestyle Smiles in Brighton Melbourne.One of the main reasons...
Hi! I’m Dr Stefanie. I’m the associate dentist here at Lifestyle Smiles in Brighton Melbourne.One of the most common...