Gummy Smile Treatment
Gummy Smile? We have a solution.
While there are no serious oral health issues related to having a gummy smile, it can sometimes cause low self-esteem and keep you from showing your smile to the world.
Being uncomfortable with the appearance of your teeth and gums can inhibit the way you communicate, which can have a negative effect on your personal and professional relationships.
If you’re unhappy with your gum-to-teeth ratio and feel ready for a change, Smilecare Dental has several options to consider. Your dentist will work with you closely throughout the process to diagnose your situation and present you with the best treatment.
While it’s possible to use orthodontics or oral surgery to correct a gummy smile, in most cases we recommend using muscle relaxants. This treatment is affordable, minimally invasive and highly effective.
Before you and your dentist start a treatment, the cause of your gummy smile will be diagnosed. This is done with your health and safety in mind, and increases the effectiveness of the procedure. Following the diagnosis, we will recommend the ideal solution for your needs.
For more information on how to turn your gummy smile into a dazzling smile, book an appointment with the friendly dentists at Smilecare Dental today.
The use of muscle relaxants to fix your smile is popular because they cause little-to-no pain, cost less and don’t require any recovery time. If the cause of your gumminess is your upper lip moving up too far when you smile, the muscle relaxants will stop the excessive motion, creating a gum-free effect. This treatment is effective quickly after it is administered and only needs to be repeated a few times throughout the year.
Braces or an alignment system may be the best way to move your teeth into a position in proportion with your gums. Following the use of orthodontics, there might be opportunity to create a beautiful smile using veneers or crowns and bridges.
If you are diagnosed as having a severe case, oral surgery may be the option we recommend. This could include periodontal surgery, jaw surgery or lip surgery. These solutions will only be recommended to you if your condition is causing damage to your health.