Gummy Smile Treatment in Binbrook

What is a gummy smile?

You may be diagnosed with a gummy smile if you have more than a couple millimeters of exposed gum tissue between your teeth and upper lip. A smile is much more than just a facial movement and having an imbalanced or gummy smile can reduce your confidence and self-esteem.

Why do some people have gummy smiles?

One of the common factors with a gummy smile is an abnormal eruption of the teeth. Teeth covered by excessive gum tissue appear short, even though they may be the proper length. Also, the muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive causing your upper lip to rise higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile.

Gummy smile solutions and treatments

There is no single treatment that will solve your gummy smile, however a combination of cosmetic treatments or surgery can correct the underlying problem. As a result with each patient case being different, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to correcting a gummy smile. However, there are various techniques that can achieve improvements in the appearance of your gummy smile.

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If you are concerned about the appearance of your smile, or if you have a gummy smile, contact us today for a consultation.

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