In an ideal, prefect smile, the upper lip sits just above the top teeth. But some people will either have a high lip line, revealing too much of the gum, creating what is known as Gummy Smile.
People who have a high lip line are usually extremely self-conscious about it. They may place a hand over the mouth when smiling or laughing, or even avoid smiling at all, to conceal the appearance of gummy smile.
Here are some frequently asked questions from clients of Shields Dental & Implant Clinic Limerick about Gummy Smile, and how it can be treated.