Gummy Smile Correction

Have you ever wondered if your full smile could show only your beautiful teeth and not the gums?
Have you tried to hide your smile because of the gums being very prominent on smiling???
If this is exactly what is bothering you, we have a solution to fix your ‘Gummy Smile’.

Gummy smile is characterised by excessive display of gums on smiling. A normal smile comprises of 2/3rd to 3/4th of the teeth being displayed and the rest covered by the lips over it. However, the presence of more than 2-3mm of gum display as a continuous band on speech or normal smiling is a characteristic of gummy smile and may cause unaesthetic ap-pearances. The presence of gummy smile is more predominant in females as compared to males. It is also carried over generations and has a hereditary inclination.
This is a common condition in which the gums are seen when a person smiles. It can occur due to hyperactive mouth muscles, a longer upper lip, or if there is any skeletal outgrowth in the jaw.

Causes of Gummy Smile

  • Short/ small teeth
  • Strong upper lip muscles
  • Increased vertical growth of face
  • Crooked teeth
  • Short upper lip

In all the above mentioned situations, there is an excessive display of gums o the upper teeth which leads to an extremely unpleasant appearance which may have a social and psy-chological impact on a person. The good news is that it can be treated and brought to normal.

The procedure for gummy smile correction is known as ‘Lip Repositioning Surgery’

Gummy smile correction can be done by

  • Gum Surgery ( Crown Lengthening )
  • Lip Lengthening
  • Orthodontic Treatment
  • Orthognathic Surgery
  • Botox injections for upper lip
  • Lip Fillers

Botox (Botulinum toxin) Injections

This relaxes the upper lip muscle and prevents it from rising too high when you smile thereby keeping the gums covered.

Surgical Procedure

When the gum exposure is more than a certain limit- maxillofacial surgical procedures are done to actually reset the maxilla bone backwards

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Frequently asked questions

Gummy smile or excessive gingival display is a condition in which a significant amount of gum tissue is present when a patient smiles.
Gummy smiles can be a result of short teeth with excess gum tissues around them or an upper jaw that is positioned too far forward.
There are different techniques that are used to address this problem, including gingivectomy, crown lengthening, upper lip Botox injection, lip repositioning procedure, and in more advanced cases, jaw surgery.
Gummy smiles can be a result of short teeth with excess gum tissues around them or an upper jaw that is positioned too far forward.
A complete clinical and radiographic exam will need to be done to determine your candidacy for gummy smile treatment.
Cost depends on your diagnosis and recommended treatment. Make an appointment with us, and once we’ve decided how you’d like to proceed, we’ll present all costs upfront before moving forward.
The goal of our gummy smile treatments is not only to achieve cosmetically pleasant results but also to maintain full function and chewing capabilities.

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