While a glimpse of the gum line during a smile is cute, excessive gingival display is often considered undesirable. Commonly referred to as a gummy smile, a disproportionate exposure of gum can result from an under/over developed jaw or high lip position. This flash of pink is a concern to many patients, and can eventually result in a loss of self-confidence. Traditional jaw correction has been used to reverse an undesirable gum-line; however this can be expensive and requires a long recovery.
Gummy smile correction through lip repositioning
Lip repositioning surgery offers patients the chance for a proportionate, beautiful smile. The outpatient surgery brings a harmonious balance to the teeth, lips, and gums; restoring confidence in the appearance once again.