Every face is unique, with some people displaying their gums more prominently than others when they smile. Often called a 'gummy smile' by dentists, this can cause your teeth to look unnaturally small or square. If you have lovely straight white teeth but don't like the excessive display of your gums, there is something you can do about it. At FaceLab, we offer gum lift treatment and lip drop treatment to transform your smile.
Gum treatment has changed a lot over recent years, with patients able to use cosmetic and therapeutic injectables such as Botox as an alternative to invasive treatment. If you do require surgery, gum lift recovery times can also be greatly diminished. Whether you need gum lifting surgery or other forms of gummy smile treatment, all of our services are customised to your specific cosmetic and medical needs
Until recently, Australian men and women with a gummy smile had few options to correct it. Treatment has come a long way, however. Today, an oral surgeon can carefully remove gum tissue with a scalpel or laser. When this treatment is complete, natural proportions are restored and the teeth look more natural and aesthetically pleasing. While the amount of gum removed is limited by your tooth anatomy, shape and health, most people can transform their smile to some degree.
Following a gum lift, the patient may still have a gummy smile due to the position of the upper jaw. In these cases, oral surgeons are able to perform jaw impaction surgeries to move the jaw upwards and under the lip. This reduces the amount of gum tissue above the visible tooth area. These surgeries are often performed in conjunction with fixed orthodontic treatment (braces) and can take a few years to complete. Significant bruising and swelling are likely during the course of treatment.
Treatment options have expanded over recent years, however, with FaceLab offering an alternative treatment program with fantastic results. Botox can be carefully injected into very specific muscles in the face, which enables the top lip to relax downwards and reduces the amount of gum displayed when smiling. If you want to eliminate your gummy smile, FaceLab would love to help.
If you have an unwanted gummy smile, it may be holding you back from displaying your true confidence and flashing your best smile. If you’re ready to move forward with confidence, contact FaceLab today for a gummy smile correction consultation.
*Individual results may vary