I wonder what I can do to get rid of my gummy smile? Also what I can do about the gaps between my teeth? (photos)
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Need a complete analysis , orthognatic.
Treatment of gummy smile
Treatment of gummy smile depends on the cause. This could be the upper lips, gum, teeth, or the jaw. We do an evaluation before making any treatment plan. Treatment could be as simple as Botox injections or it could involve surgery. The picture shows that you may have small teeth. Closing the gaps can involve orthodontic treatment or treatment with a cosmetic dental procedure such as bonding or veneers. It also requires evaluation to determine the best course of treatment. Good luck.
Digital Smile Design
Today dentist can use digital smile design to analyze your facial factions and proportions, and also dental proportions and characteristics This might enlighten you on whether you need an orthognatic surgery to push the upper jaw up, or if actually your facial thirds are all proportional and what would be best is a lip reposition surgery. With either option I recommend to combine with braces, to align better your teeth and fix the arch shape and spaces, also gingivoplasty to recontour the gum aesthetics and then porcelain veneers for teeth aesthetics.
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