Levator anguli oris muscle :-

Levator anguli oris :-

Muscle details :-

levator anguli oris muscle

The levator anguli oris (caninus) is a facial muscle of the mouth arising from the canine fossa, immediately below the infraorbital foramen. It elevates angle of mouth medially. Specifically, the levator anguli oris is innervated by the buccal branches of the facial nerve.

Origin :-

The levator anguli oris arises from the canine fossa on the anterior surface of the maxilla right below the infraorbital foramen.

Insertion :-

The levator anguli oris inserts into the skin of the angle of the mouth.

Nerve supply :-

the levator anguli oris is innervated by the buccal branches of the facial nerve.

Action :-

levator anguli oris muscle action

When activated, the levator anguli oris lifts the angle of the mouth, thus participating in creating a smile.

Contractions of this muscle produce a facial expression associated with self-confidence.

Related pathology :-

In Bell’s palsy levator anguli oris muscle commonly paralysis .

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