Gummy smile and treatment

gummy smile

Have you ever felt a little self-conscious about your smile? If you're like many people, you may have noticed that you show more gums than teeth when you smile. This is often referred to as a "gummy smile," and it can make you feel like you're not showing your best smile. Fortunately, there are treatments available to help you get the perfect smile you've always wanted. 

What are the Causes of Gummy Smile?

  • Overactive upper lip muscles
  • Short upper lip
  • Skeletal abnormalities of the upper jaw
  • Small or missing teeth
  • Excessive gum tissue
  • Misaligned teeth or bite

Treatment of Gummy Smile

The treatment of a gummy smile depends on the underlying cause. If the cause is a short upper lip, Botox injections may be used to relax the lip muscles and reduce the amount of gum tissue visible when smiling. If the cause is excessive gum tissue, a gum lift can be performed to remove the excess tissue and reshape the gum line. For severe cases, a combination of both treatments may be necessary. Orthodontic treatment may also be recommended to correct any underlying bite issues that are contributing to the gummy smile. In addition, laser treatments can be used to reduce the appearance of the gums. 

No matter the cause of your gummy smile, treatments are available to help you achieve the perfect smile you've always wanted. From orthodontic treatment to laser treatments and everything in between, it's important to consult with a qualified dental professional to ensure the best possible outcome for your unique situation. 

Don't wait any longer—take the first step towards a confident, beautiful smile today! Reach out to us at Wilmington Orthodontic Center today to schedule your appointment. Our exceptional and experienced team of dental professionals is here to assist you with a beautiful and everlasting smile. 

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