Gummy smile is a condition where moderate to excessive amount of gum is exposed during smiling tooth and gum is not in proportion gummy smile affects self esteem person feels very self conscious during smiling even in some case person feels awkavard to speak confidently because of unattractive gum but now you can get rid of this excessive gum.
Gummy Smile Can Affect Front And Even Back Teeth.
It is periodontal plastic surgery in this surgery excess amount of gum is removed and give teeth proper length and form it is usually done where excess amount of gum covering tooth structure it is not done where gum is normal but cause is other this surgery itself is a single sitting procedure from 1-2 hrs it will not affect any daily routine work.
In some case of gummy smile, we can use braces to treat that problem when we intrude teeth in bone (movement of teeth upward into jaw bone), gum line and marginal bone will go up with teeth upward movement of gum line cause less amount of gum will be seen during smiling.
It is surgery of jaw where vertical height of upper jaw is more than normal in this surgery jaw is repostion to its normal level and reduces the height of jaw and ultimately reducing excess gum during smiling this surgery is done under general anesthesia, you to be admitted in hospital for 1-2 days.
This treatment is called lip repositioning in some person upper lip is hypermobile and hyperactive so when person smiles, upper lip goes higher than normal so underlying gum will be seen in this case gum margin might be at normal level but because of hyperactive upper lip gum is seen in more amount.
Lip repositioning is plastic surgery in this treatment, attachment of muscles fiber of upper lip is repositioned at lower level and make it less active and restrict its movement.