GUMMY SMILE CORRECTION (LIP SMILING)
The ideal smile showcases about 90-95% tooth and 5-10% gingiva (gums). Patients with a gummy smile show 25+ % gingiva (gums). This can be corrected by lowering the upper lip. This is a simple procedure that is performed in our office under local anesthesia with little down time. The incisions are made inside the mouth at the upper gum line and the gum tissue is lowered, creating a more esthetically pleasing smile. Stiches are dissolved typically within a week.