Gummy Smile Correction

Hate how much of your gums show when you smile?

Gummy Smile Correction

Do you have excessive gum showing when you smile? More importantly, does it embarrass you? Gummy smiles are typically caused by anything from a short upper lip, to teeth that have not grown properly inside your jaw. The good news is something can be done about it. Gummy smile correction can significantly improve your smile by reducing the length of the gums and relaxing your upper lip. Orthodontic treatment is sometimes necessary to correct gummy smile, in other cases jaw surgery may be required.

At Tustin Avenue Dental Team we are able to use our AMD Diode Laser and Deka CO2 laser in most cases for gummy smile corrections. By using CO2 laser surgery,  bleeding is reduced due to the sealing of blood vessels and recovery is faster with reduced swelling when compared to the traditional approach. 

Fast Facts: Gummy Smile Correction

  • Healthcare professionals differ on what qualifies as a gummy smile. The important factor to consider is whether or not you feel comfortable with your grin!
  • In some cases, traditional jaw surgery may be required to correct a gummy smile.
  • Treatment for a gummy smile may sometimes include ortho-implants to help correct a patient’s jaw.
Before CO2 Laser Gummy Smile Correction
After CO2 Laser Gummy Smile Correction