How do you feel about the appearance of your smile? It’s something that should make you happy, but that many people try to hide. Different patients have different requirements for their own smiles – and can be much harder on themselves than they are on others. If they consider their teeth to be anything less than ideal, these individuals cover their smiles and laughter. And teeth aren’t the only part of the smile that can come under fire. When gums play too substantial a role in a smile, the balance of the teeth and gums is off. This results in a smile that isn’t aesthetically ideal. Gummy smile treatment will reduce that gum exposure to improve the smile’s appearance.
Gummy Smile Treatment with Dental Lasers
Gingival contouring is the process of altering the gum line for aesthetic or health reasons. With the aid of dental lasers, contouring is made simpler. Soft tissue dental lasers help to cauterize tissue as they cut it, leading to less bleeding and a faster healing time. Laser dentistry also tends to be more comfortable for the patient than treatment will a scalpel, drill, or standard dental tool. Laser gummy smile treatment will perfectly balance your gum vs tooth exposure to deliver the smile you’ve always wanted.
Botox for a Gummy Smile
While a gummy smile can be caused by overlong gums, the exposure can also be due to overactive lip muscles. When an individual smiles, those muscles pull back the upper lip too far, leaving the gums showing. Botox treatment at the upper lip will relax those muscles. Even when you smile at your widest, the lip will remain slightly lower. Your smile will still look natural, it just won’t be overly gummy.
A gummy smile can make you feel self-conscious and cause you to limit your smiling. Seek treatment to feel better and look perfect!