Am I a suitable candidate to do gum recontouring surgery to fix my gummy smile? (Photos)
Doctor Answers 4
Simple gum contouring should suffice
Douglas Jopling, DDS
Dallas, TX area
Hi, thank you for your question. I agree that you should have a smile enhancement evaluation. I would suggest that you wait until your braces come off before performing your smile enhancement evaluation. The reason for this is because orthodontics creates a lot of inflammation to the gums and so a lot of the gum swelling will go down and then you can have a true assessment of your gummy smile and design accordingly. I particularly like to wait 6-8 weeks until the braces have come off. From your photos you have a multitude of options to increase the amount of tooth structure that you see in your smile, thus making your smile brighter and more appealing. Good luck!
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