Gummy Smile
Gummy smile refer to the smile where too much gum is displayed when smiling.
Gummy Smile

Did you know that having a gummy Smile may indicate that there is a more serious underlying dental condition that may need professional intervention? If your gummy smile is caused as a result of over eruption of the teeth, or due to the jaw being over developed, these issues may lead to an improper and uncomfortable alignment of the teeth. This can lead to Temporomandibular joint dysfunction which causes joint pain, incorrect chewing habits and may require extensive dental treatment or surgery for correction.

What causes a Gummy Smile?

There are several possible causes of a gummy smile, including:

1. The abnormal eruption of the upper teeth that brings the gums down with them.

2. The muscle that controls the movement of your upper lip could be hyperactive, causing your upper lip to rise up higher than normal. When this occurs, more of your gum tissue is exposed when you smile.

3. The upper jaw bone over growth could cause the appearance of a gummy smile.

What are my treatment options if I have  a Gummy Smile ?

Depending on the nature of your specific clinical condition, treatment for your gummy smile could include one or more of the following options:

1. Same-day laser treatments (in minor cases) if your teeth are normal in length and the gum are over grown.

2. Orthodontics: Braces OR Invisalign to move the teeth into more suitable positions.

3. Botox injection to reduce the activity of the hyper active muscle that pulls your lip up causing the gummy smile.

4. Surgical Sculpting of the gingival tissues and bone to create healthier and more attractive looking gum contours.

5. Maxillofacial surgery to bring the upper jaw bone up OR the upper lip down to be done by a Maxillofacial Surgeon.  We would need to refer you to a reputable Maxillofacial Surgeon if you prefer this option.

We happily provide Gummy Smile treatments for new and existing patients from Kempsey and surrounding areas including South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Macksville. Give our friendly staff a call today, so we can organise an appointment for you.

We are providing Gummy Smile treatments for patients from Kempsey and surrounding areas including South West Rocks, Port Macquarie, Wauchope and Macksville…

Call us on 02 6563 1313 to book your appoinment today

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