Gummy Smile Treatment: Correcting Excess Gum Tissue for a Beautiful Smile
If you’re self-conscious about your smile because it shows too much of your gums, you may be a candidate for gummy smile treatment. Also known as excessive gingival display, a gummy smile occurs when too much gum tissue is visible above the teeth, making the teeth appear smaller than they are.
At our dental clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options to help you achieve a more balanced, harmonious smile.
Here's what you need to know about gummy smile treatment:
Causes of a Gummy Smile
A gummy smile can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
Genetics: Some people have more gum tissue than others due to genetic factors.
Hyperactive upper lip: If your upper lip elevates too much when you smile, it can reveal more gum tissue than you’d like.
Abnormal tooth eruption: If your teeth don’t fully emerge from the gums, it can cause a gummy smile.
Jaw abnormalities: Certain jaw structures can cause an uneven or gummy-looking smile.
There are several treatment options available for gummy smile correction, including:
Gum contouring: This involves removing excess gum tissue and reshaping the gum line to create a more balanced and proportional smile. This is typically done using a laser or electrocautery.
Lip repositioning: In this procedure, a small incision is made in the upper lip to release the tight muscle that causes the lip to elevate too high when smiling.
Orthodontic treatment: If misaligned teeth cause your gummy smile, orthodontic treatment (such as braces or clear aligners) may be recommended to reposition the teeth and create a more attractive smile.
Jaw surgery: In some cases, jaw surgery may be needed to correct a gummy smile caused by underlying skeletal issues.
The best treatment option for you will depend on the cause and severity of your gummy smile and your personal preferences and budget.
Benefits of Gummy Smile Treatment
Correcting a gummy smile can provide numerous benefits, including:
Boosting your confidence and self-esteem
Creating a more attractive and proportional smile
Improving your oral health (by reducing the risk of gum disease)
Improving your ability to speak and eat properly
Schedule a Consultation
If you’re interested in gummy smile treatment, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team. We’ll thoroughly examine your treatment options to help you achieve the beautiful, confident smile you deserve. Contact us today to learn more