Excessive gum exposure known as "gummy smile" is a concern affecting a large percentage of the population, according to some studies with a prevalence ranging from 10.5% to 29%.
It is a condition in which overexposure of the maxillary gingiva is present during the smile.
The correct diagnosis and determination of its etiology are essential for the choice of the right treatment.
Hyperactivity of the lip elevator muscle is one of the main causes of a gingival smile. Indeed, several techniques have been proposed for its treatment.
Upper lip repositioning is a simple surgical procedure designed to correct a gummy smile due to upper lip hypermobility.
The goal of the procedure is to limit the retraction of the upper lip levator muscles in order to minimize gingival exposure and thus reduce the gingival smile--
Posté dans News le 19 Jun 2022