What causes my asymmetrical smile? (Photo)
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Caused of asymmetrical smile
There are three factors that contribute to a symmetry of a smile:
1. Skeletal position: The way the upper jaw and lower jaw is positioned
2. Position of the teeth:
3. Soft tissue: Lips and lips movement can also impact the smile
From the photo it appears that your lip movement is more limited on your right side than the left side, as a result less teeth show on one side than the other. A comprehensive clinical evaluation and study models are necessary to accurately asses the options. My suggestion is to consult a top cosmetic dentist in order to find out the exact cause and possible options.
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