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Gummy Smile Correction

Are you unhappy with your gummy smile? Before choosing the right treatment for its correction, it is better to understand the reason for getting a gummy smile. What exactly is the root of the problem?

It Can Be Due To Various Reasons:

  1. Position of the lips
  2. Lip size
  3. Excessive lip raise while smiling
  4. Passive eruption of teeth that gives and appearance of shorter and broader teeth
  5. Excessive growth of gums onto the tooth
  6. Extrusion of teeth along with gums
  7. Excessive jaw growth

At Kamala Dental Specialty Hospital, a team of surgeons, headed by Dr.Segin Chandran, along with other specialty doctors will examine and ascertain the cause of such a condition. The treatment modality varies drastically depending on the cause. The radiographs, CT scan and data obtained from cephalometric analysis, guide the surgeons in finalizing the needful treatment strategy. Photographs taken in repose as well as in a beaming smile mode, shows the exact amount of gum displayed as well as the extent of correction required.

We Give Treatment Options Ranging From:

  1. Gingival contouring (contouring of the gums)
  2. Lip repositioning surgeries
  3. Lip lengthening
  4. Controlling the lip raise by inactivating the lip muscles using Botox
  5. Intrusion of upper front teeth using orthodontics and mini-implants (TADs)
  6. Orthognathic surgeries to correct the excessive jaw growth It can vary from AMO (Anterior Maxillary Osteotomy) to Le Fort 1 corrections or a combination of both

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