A gummy smile is known as excessive gingival display above the teeth when you smile. It makes the person conscious about the smile, trying to hide the gums when they smile.
Common reasons for a gummy smile
- Improperly erupted teeth appear short and are partially covered by the gum tissue.
- Some teeth are small in comparison to the gums. This could be because of genetics or even wearing out of the teeth.
- An extremely short upper lip.
- Vertical maxillary excess, or overgrowth of the upper jaw, makes gums bulge out.
Treating a gummy smile
Orthodontists are specially trained and experienced in getting into the details of the excessive gingival display, and check all the components of a smile to ensure they’re harmonious.