- Mar 24, 2019
- Denver CO
I have a rodent sized mouth and rodent sized teeth. My mouth measures 38 mm (1 1/2 inches) from one end of lip to another with mouth closed. It is as wide as my nose. When I smile, my mouth does not open wide enough to show teeth. Also, being male, I have very heavy skin around lips and cheeks making it very difficult to move that mass of skin when smiling. My teeth and gums are very healthy. I see the dentist every 6 months. They are always screaming at me to open up my mouth more. I don't have any TMJ problems that I am aware of. My smile does not show up in photos even when I give it the maximum effort, it looks like I am barely smiling. Some people are saying that I need to smile more. That is really irritating! I have heard that nothing can be done about lip length, but veneers or braces might be a good way to go. Does anyone have any suggestions?