• Thirroul Dental Studio Dentist North Wollongong Dentist 010102 Cosmetic Solutions Gummy Smile

A gummy smile is often something we can correct with  a few different treatment options. There are several reasons why you may have a gummy smile and the treatment we use to correct it will depend on the cause.

Treatment options for a gummy smile

  • Orthodontics - Such as Metallic Braces, Ceramic Braces or Invisalign
  • Gum Contouring
  • Facial Injectables - Such as botox, to bring your upper lip down
  • Orthognathic Surgery - Jaw surgery


Treatments for Gummy Smile  

Face or Lip Related Causes

  • Your top lip is short
  • Your upper jaw bone is longer than average
  • Your lip is overly mobile (it moves around easily)

In these cases your teeth and gums are normal in shape and size

Teeth and/or Gum Related Causes

  • Your teeth are worn down, your teeth move down and the gums move down with the teeth
  • Your teeth extended out more than average, bringing your gums down with them
  • Your gums have overgrown from poor oral hygiene or mouth breathing