Gummy smile is defined as a weakness for human face. Gummy smile affect aesthetics and is not good for anthropology in according to Oriental Science. This cause unconfidence, and gummy smile treatments are created to improve it. Before making any decision to change your smile, you should have basic knowledge: what cause gummy smile? How to treat? What is the process?

Level of gummy smile:

Gummy smile is devided in to 4 levels:

Level 1: Slight: gums reveal more than 3mm, accounting for <25% of crown length

Level 2: Mediate: gums reveal 25% – 50% of crown length

Level 3: Serious: gums reveal 50% – 100% of crown length

Level 4: Severe: gums reveal > 100% of crown length

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Gummy smile flora dental

Causes of gummy smile:

  • Teeth that appear short because they erupted improperly and remain partially covered by gum tissue
  • Teeth that are small in comparison to the gums due to genetics or wear
  • An upper lip that is too short
  • A hyperactive upper lip that is normal in length when the face is resting but lifts too high when smiling exposing a lot of gum tissue
  • Gums that are long or enlarged, known as gingival hypertrophy
  • An overgrowth of the upper jaw, called vertical maxillary excess, that makes gums bulge out

Gummy smile treatment methods at Flora Dental Clinic:

With deep knowledge and extensive experience, doctors at Flora Dental are constantly researching and innovating treatment medthod, thoroughly resolve gummy smile, ensuring the highest aesthetics for your smile and your entire face. Depending on the level and causes of gummy smile, doctors will give appropriate treatment indications, including the following main methods:

No surgery – 1 – 2mm level:

Injecting Botilinum Toxin active: In case of gummy smile due to the upper lip raised too much when laughing, professional doctors will use Botilinum Toxin active substance to reduce the strength of upper lip, thereby reduce buds your laughing vertically, resolve gummy smile.

Orthodontic combined with gums subsidence: In case of deep occlusion, the maxilla covers the mandible with a large rate – abnormal, so the maxilla portion is pulled down. Specialists will pull this gums by: braces, in addition to using extra minivis to subsidence. After implementing these measures, the teeth will be moved back to the correct standard, the distance from the lip ring to the tooth neck is also reduced, so resolving gummy smile safely and bring good results. Time braces from 12 months.

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Gummy smile

Surgical treatment – over 3mm level:

Lip lift or lip-length surgery: In case the upper lip is too short or the pulling force of the upper lip is too big when laughing. Specialists will perform techniques to reduce traction and lengthen the upper lip, overcome gummy smile.

Hypertrophic gums surgery: For cases that the rate of gums is too large and the crown is short. Doctors will give indications that combined gums surgery to lengthen the crowns. However, patients do not need to worry, because this is only a gently  minor surgery, in a short time and takes only 2 to 3 days to be completely normal and have a beautiful smile, no more gummy smile.

 Gummy smile treatment procedure at Flora Dental:

  • Examine and make treatment plan

Dentist conducts general checkup and X-ray to carefully examine the oral health status. Then make accurate treatment plan for customers.

  • Oral hygiene

Cleaning is done to ensuring a safe environment for surgical procedures.

  • Gummy smile surgery

With the most advanced anesthesia method, pain sensation will not exist during treatment

The system of modern equipment assists the surgeon to adjust and bring the jawbone to the calculated position. The surgery process will laste for 30 minutes, thoroughly improve gummy smile.

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  • Postoperative care and follow re-examine schedule

To ensure the new teeth are durable, you should follow dental care as indicated by the dentist. Don’t forget to get regular dental visits to make sure your oral health is in good condition.

Why you should choose Flora Dental to improve gummy smile?

Our gummy smile treatment methods is summarized and developed exclusively by Flora’s dentists, which bring

outstanding advantages such as:

  • Shorter surgery time
  • Painless during and after the surgery
  • No swelling
  • Recovery time is not needed