Lip Repositioning to Reduce a Gummy Smile
A gummy smile (known in the dental world as "excessive gingival display") can make a person feel self-conscious about his or her smile. It may stem from an unnaturally high lip line, meaning that every time you smile, the top lip rises high enough to reveal too much gum tissue. In other words, that gummy smile is not about the position of the teeth or gum shape — it's about how high your upper lip rises.
The good news is, Dr. Even-Hen can perform a simple cosmetic procedure to correct the problem. There's no need to do any extensive, painful oral maxillofacial surgery; instead, Dr. Even-Hen will remove a small strip of tissue from underneath the lip to reposition its height so that when you smile, less gum is revealed. Lip repositioning is a safe, proven corrective surgery that requires only a few small sutures to heal into a new, lower position. After the lip repositioning, when you smile, all others will see is your pearly whites - no excess gum line - in less than an hour.
Boost your confidence and enhance your smile, quickly, safely, and effectively. Ask Dr. Even-Hen about lip repositioning.