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Evaluating and Establishing Ideal Smile Esthetics : Beauty is More than Skin Deep

Course Number: 649

Lip Volume

Lips with high volume generally result in more exposure of the maxillary incisors at smiling, rest and while speaking.29 While the importance of lip volume in smile esthetics has evolved over time and has been impacted by the prevalence of facial fillers and social media, higher lip volume is considered the current standard of esthetics.29Anatomical variations in lip size, cosmetic interventions, and the anteroposterior positioning of teeth all influence lip volume.30 Both younger age and female gender are associated with higher lip volume.30