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Ways to Fix a Gummy Smile

Posted on 12/15/2023 by Weo Admin
Woman with big smile after gum lift surgerySeveral dental therapies and procedures can treat a gummy smile, defined by extensive gum exposure when smiling. The following course of treatment may be advised based on what is causing the gummy smile.

Orthodontic Therapy

The teeth can be realigned, and alignment problems that cause a gummy smile can be fixed with orthodontic interventions. A more symmetrical smile can be achieved through orthodontic therapy by adequately balancing the teeth and gums.


To achieve a more harmonious and visually appealing gum line, extra gum tissue is surgically removed during a gingivectomy. This process can improve the ratio of the gums to the teeth and lessen the appearance of excess gum tissue, giving the smile an air of authenticity.

Surgery for Lip Repositioning

By moving the upper lip into a more visible position when smiling, lip repositioning surgery can minimize the quantity of visible gum tissue. This procedure reduces the visual impact of a gummy smile by restricting the rising of the upper lip, resulting in a more weighted and proportional smile.

Botox Procedures

By momentarily weakening the muscles that raise the upper lip, Botox injections can lessen the amount of gum exposed when smiling. Those who want to improve the visual appeal of a gummy smile without having surgery can do so quickly and effectively with this non-intrusive treatment.

Crown Extension

Crown lengthening entails exposing more of the tooth structure by removing gum tissue and, if required, the underlying bone. With less noticeable gum lines and a smile that is more proportional and balanced, this treatment can help give the appearance that teeth are more prolonged.

For an opinion on the best course of action determined by the severity of the gummy smile and your unique oral health needs, speaking with a competent dental professional is essential. Reach out to our experienced and professional team today.

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