Gummy Smile Make overs:
In the past gummy smiles where very difficult to treat. They required crown lengthening or jaw joint surgery. Both surgically invasive procedures that required longer healing periods and resulted in varying degrees of pain.Now, if you show too much gum when you smile, or think that your teeth are too short, 2 simpler procedures are available both of which are more affordable and less invasive than ever before- resulting in no pain or very little pain after the procedure is complete. ( obviously throughout the procedure you would also not experience pain with the help of anesthetic if required) – but this is only necessary for option 1. Which option you chose will depend on your treatment preference, your situation and the severity of gum exposure.
Sometimes both options are utilized to achieve the best result.
Option 1: in no particular order is gum contouring: a simple procedure that can be performed in one appointment. Depending on your gums and your condition, it can typically add 1-2 mm to the length of your teeth and correct any gum discrepancies around individual ‘short teeth’.
Option 2 : is injecting the muscles responsible for lifting your lip when you with a muscle relaxant to reduce their strength – which in turn reduces how high your lip lifts when you smile. It involves 2 small injections close to either side of your nose and will work wonders. It’s very quick and easy but will require top ups.
Sometimes both of these procedures will be required to reach the desired result, however each procedure will produce a significant improvement.
If you are interested in correcting your gummy smile arrange a free consultation with us so we can explain the procedures in more detail and go through the costs. But rest assured both procedure are affordable.