In the search for voluminous lips, you’ve probably looked into it all–lip injections, implants, cosmetics or anything labeled “plumping.” But what if there was a way to get fuller-looking lips without treating your lips at all?
The truth is, a smile makeover can make a dramatic difference in the appearance of your lips. We spoke to two cosmetic dentists to find out how exactly improving the look of your teeth can actually make your lips look fuller.
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Revising the appearance of your smile can work wonders on your lips because, “By shaping the teeth or adding to them with bonding or veneers, we can bring them out one to two millimeters, which puffs up the lips,” explains New York cosmetic dentist Irene Grafman, DDS. “Orthodontic treatments also bring the teeth out and the upper lip up so it looks fuller.”
Not only will veneers push your lips out further, but “The dead space between your teeth and the corners of your mouth can be minimized, making a wider arch form, and thus giving you a broader more youthful smile,” says New York cosmetic dentist Zachary Linhart, DDS. “These procedures create a spectacular smile, and more lip surface for lipstick,” he adds.
So, if you’ve been waiting to see your cosmetic dentist, now is the time! A smile makeover is a two-in-one solution to getting both the perfect smile and the fuller lips you desire.