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Every smile is unique, with some people displaying more of their gums than others when they smile. Dentists often refer to this as a 'gummy smile', and this can cause your teeth to look unnaturally small or square. If you have beautiful straight white teeth but don't like the excessive gum display, there is something you can do about it. At FaceLab, we offer 'gum lift' treatments and 'lip drop' treatment to transform your smile.
Gum treatment has changed a lot recently. Patients are now able to have therapeutic injections with anti-wrinkle medicines to help drop the upper lip as an alternative to an invasive surgical procedure. If you require surgery, gum lifts can be performed with our lasers, so recovery times are short. If you need gum lifting surgery or another form of gummy smile treatment, our services can be customised to your specific cosmetic and medical needs.
Until recently, Australian men and women with a gummy smile had few treatment options available. Today, dentists can carefully remove excess gum tissue with either a scalpel or laser. Following this treatment, natural tooth size proportions are restored, and teeth look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. The amount of gum removed is limited by the tooth shape, gum health and jaw position. With these treatments, most people with 'gummy smiles' can have a significant improvement in their appearance.
Following a gum lift procedure, some patient may still have a gummy smile due to the size and position of the upper jaw (Maxilla). Some of these cases will require more advanced surgery where the upper jaw bone is 'impacted'. These surgeries are often performed in conjunction with fixed orthodontic treatment (braces) and can take up to a few years to complete.
When jaw position is not a factor, FaceLab clinicians can offer alternative treatments with fantastic results. Anti-wrinkle medicine injected into specific areas of the face will relax the muscles that hold up the top lip resulting in a reduction of the amount of gum displayed when smiling.
Contact FaceLab today for a consultation appointment with one of our consultants to determine which gummy smile correction treatment is best for you.
*Individual results may vary