A gummy smile is often caused by a short upper lip, or the lip raising up too high when you smile. If you are like the thousands of other patients who feel self-conscious about the look of their smile, we can help. With a simple cosmetic lip adjustment procedure performed right in our office, you can smile without any hesitation.
FOURTEEN PERCENT OF WOMEN HAVE A GUMMY SMILE
TWENTY SIX PERCENT OF ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS DISPLAYED 2MM+ OF MAXILLARY GINGIVA WHILE SMILING
SEVEN PERCENT OF MEN HAVE A GUMMY SMILE
THE PREFERRED, PERMANENT SOLUTION
Lip adjustment is a quick and effective solution that corrects a gummy smile by making the lips look fuller. We achieve this by removing a small strip of tissue from the upper lip and moving the lip into a new, lower position. Unlike Botox® injections, which require re-injection every four to six months, this treatment is a permanent solution for gummy smiles. The procedure is simple and most patients experience virtually no pain with only a local anesthetic prior to beginning treatment. They leave the office with a beautiful new smile and enjoy the benefit of immediate cosmetic improvement, complete in just one appointment, minimal recovery and downtime and no visible scarring.