My upper teeth doesn't show when I smile. Is it fixable? (photos)

I don't think this is because my teeth are short. I have two picture, first one is me smiling. You can see that my upper teeth doesn't show as much. In the second picture, I'm trying to show my teeth. If this is fixable, how much would it cost?

Doctor Answers 2

Upper teeth

While lengthening your upper teeth might give you some improvement you should visit an oral surgeon to see what can be done to improve the proportions of your upper jaw so that more teeth show when you smile. Jaw surgery may be possible. Less extreme though, botox has also been used to relax the muscles around the mouth so that more teeth show when smiling. Consult with your cosmetic dentist and have them do a digital mockup and refer you to the appropriate specialists.


New York Dentist
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Upper teeth

You are right about the size of the teeth. Your upper jaw did not grow down enough. What you can do is have jaw surgery and being the top jaw down. The procedure takes about 2 hours.  

Majid Jamali, DMD
New York Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon
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