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Do you show excessive gums when you smile

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What Are Gummy Smiles?

Gummy smiles is often the term used to describe a person who shows a large portion of their gums as they smile. Although gummy smiles are a normal variation of the human anatomy, they can affect peoples confidence and embarrass them.


6 Month smile braces to correct gummy smile

This patients main issues were crooked teeth and a gummy smile. We used orthodontic clear braces to improve the aeshetics of her smile

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Gum surgery to correct gummy smile

This patients main complaints were a gummy smile and grey margins around her existing crowns. We used gum surgery and new crowns to correct the smile

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After

What Can Cause Gummy Smiles?

These are the few main factors that can cause a gummy smile:

Short upper lip – Some people are born with shorter upper lips which exposes more gum when they smile
Abnormal erupting teeth – If teeth grow through abnormally, your gum may be more visible when you smile
Child development – Early signs of bone development can be spotted in children – Braces can be a solution to ensure a gummy smile is not developed

How Do You Treat A Gummy Smile?

We offer a few treatments that can be used to treat gummy smiles. Not all of them will be suitable for each patient and we will need to see you first for your free consultation to discuss your case.

Laser reshaping – a laser is used to carefully cut away any excess gum
Orthodontics – This is a much more effective treatment in younger patients, as the brace controls/manages the patients bone development
Anti-Ageing Injections – Injection on the upper lip can relax the muscles, which causes the upper lip to drop down and hide the gummy smile

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If you suffer from a gummy smile and would like to take your first step in correcting this issue, please do not hesitate to call us or fill out the short form below to arrange your free consultation today.

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