Abdalla Samir Nouh*
Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Abdalla Samir Nouh, Egyptian Atomic Energy Authority (EAEA), Nasr City, Cairo, Egypt.
Received: January 21, 2022; Published: April 25, 2022
Background and Objectives: A gummy smile is excessive gingival display, and it can cause harassment for many people. Gummy smile can be caused by many factors such as jaw growth problems, incorrect bite, and hyperactive or short upper lip. The aim of this study is to determine the esthetic perception of gummy smile laypersons. It shows the most appropriate patient opinions and proper treatment plans to reach the maximum patient satisfaction.
Materials and Methods: The current study was performed on 20 gummy smile cases photos treated by lip filler injections and orthodontic intrusion with average vertical facial patterns, divided into two groups which included 10 for each group. The sample photos contained 20 cases only to avoid layperson confusion. Cases were selected in the average age of 25‑30 years. Those of missing, misaligned or extracted teeth, having visible crowns on smiling, and facial asymmetries were excluded from the study. A questionnaire for each group was sent to 50 laypersons, but 43 laypersons responded, to evaluate their satisfaction by the smile as in Figs.1-3. Laypersons didn’t know which group treated either by filler injections or by orthodontic intrusion, to avoid any preferable treatment bias and to get accurate results.
Results: Satisfaction with filler treatment attained the highest percentage, followed by satisfaction with orthodontic treatment and satisfaction with both groups, while not being satisfied represented the lowest percentage.
Conclusion: Filler injections were rated the highest patient satisfaction due to the harmonically balance between soft tissues of the face after lip filling, in cases of well aligned teeth, if the teeth are maligned so orthodontic treatment came the first choice to align teeth as well as to fix gummy smile by intrusion.
Keywords: Gummy Smile; Gummy Smile Treatment; Gummy Smile Perception
Citation: Abdalla Samir Nouh. “Gummy Smile Treatment Perception by Laypersons”.Acta Scientific Medical Sciences 6.5 (2022): 173-176.
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