Gummy Smile Treatments
Gummy smiles occur when a larger than proportionate amount of gum tissue shows above the teeth, thus making the teeth seem smaller than usual. A gummy smile can be caused by receding gums, exposing more teeth below the gum line. It can also be caused by excess gum tissue or teeth that are too long or too short.
Gummy smiles are characterized by gums that extend more than one-eighth of an inch. Hidden teeth also cause a gummy smile, the vertical position of the jaw, and the length of your lips.
Gummy Smile Correction
If you want to fix a gummy smile, the causes of the gummy smile determine the approach taken. There are several options used for gummy smile correction. They include lip repositioning, gingivectomy, crown lengthening, and orthognathic surgery. Correcting this condition can help improve your self-esteem and confidence.
Gummy Smile Treatment
Gummy smile treatment is the process of gummy smile correction involving eliminating the excess gum tissue that makes your teeth look uneven or gummy. Depending on the cause of a gummy smile, different gummy smile treatments are used. Gummy smile treatments include lip repositioning, laser gum contouring, braces, veneers, and crown-lengthening surgery.
What To Expect During Treatment
We begin treatment after we’ve evaluated you, determined your appearance goals, and explained all your treatment options. Once you decide what’s best for you, we create a custom treatment plan.
Targeted injections are administered by our highly trained staff. This takes about 15 minutes, and there is little discomfort. There’s a brief waiting period afterward; then you can continue with your daily routine. There may be some minor swelling, but this usually resolves quickly.
What Are The Results Of Treatment?
Typically within 3-7 days, you’ll start noticing the muscles around the mouth begin to relax and your smile change. You’ll see additional improvement over the next couple of weeks. The results will last three months or so, and then we’ll schedule another treatment so you maintain your results.