If you show too much of your gums when you smile with abandon, that’s called a gummy smile. Many people go their whole lives believing they can’t do anything about it, but we fix gummy smiles every day at The Smile Agency. Schedule a complimentary consultation with Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Karen Guinn, today to find out more.
When you smile or laugh do you feel like you display too much of your gums? It's a common problem and most people have no idea that it can be corrected. The difference it makes is incredible.
See Jennifer's story by watching the video below for a great example of the difference orthodontics can make in your health and confidence.
A gummy smile can be due to specific complications with the structures in your face and jaw. It can develop because of:
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Dr. Guinn might use just one treatment for your gummy smile or a combination with a comprehensive treatment approach. Your gummy smile treatment plan is personalized according to your needs and the structural abnormalities that contribute to the way your smile looks. Your treatment plan might include:
Crown lengthening is a procedure to make your teeth appear longer by exposing more of them from under your gums. Dr. Guinn sculpts your gumline to make sure it looks natural and appealing without showing as much when you smile.
In some cases, orthodontic treatments like braces and Invisalign® can help reshape your smile to show less of your gums.
Botox injections work as a treatment for some gummy smiles because they can counteract the overactive muscles causing your upper lip to recede. Botox works by inhibiting muscle movements that are involuntary or excessive.