What is Gummy Smile Correction?
A smile says a thousand words and makes for a great first impression in your social and personal life. We all wish to have a perfect and beautiful smile which not only makes us look more approachable but also makes others get attracted to you.
At times, you may notice that your gum-line becomes prominently visible when you smile. This is one of the most commonly-reported problems people confess to have with their smile. Also known as ‘Gingival Display’, this condition is mostly hereditary and results in excess display of gums when the person smiles.
The gummy smile correction procedure is a completely cosmetic treatment and aims to improve your smile significantly by preventing your gums from becoming too visible when smiling.
When should I have a Gummy Smile Correction procedure?
You should consider cosmetic gummy smile correction procedure when you notice that your gums are overtly exposed whenever you smile. This can be a cause of embarrassment for such people and tends to make them excessively shy and self-conscious about the way they look when they smile.
Can I get a Gummy Smile Correction procedure?
There are certain factors which help determine whether you are a good candidate for a gummy smile correction procedure, such as:
- Certain medications are causing you to develop a ‘gummy smile’.
- Previous orthodontic treatment has results in hyperplasia (gummy smile).
- Poor oral hygiene has caused inflammation in the gums, making them more prominent.
- Metabolic disorders or genetics have resulted in developing a gummy smile.
- Developmental variation in the jaw structure.
- Wish to prevent over display of gums when smiling naturally.
How is a Gummy Smile Correction procedure performed?
There are several types of different techniques in use to perform a gummy smile correction procedure, including:
Gummy Lift surgery
Also known as a ‘crown lengthening procedure’ or ‘gingivectomy’, this cosmetic surgery aims to add to the length of the teeth and make them seem larger than the gums, thus making the gums less prominent when you smile.
In this, the cosmetic surgeon will remove the excess gum tissue, starting from the crown and working down towards the teeth, thereby effectively ‘lengthening’ the teeth.
Botox, created from Botulinum, is one of the most popular and effective cosmetic material which helps to add volume. When the cosmetic surgeon injects Botox into your upper lip it helps to take away focus from the prominently displayed gums. This is achieved by relaxing the facial and upper lip muscles.
Lip Augmentation surgery
A lip augmentation surgery, also known as ‘lip lowering’, is a popular cosmetic procedure to address gummy smiles. When genetics cause the upper lip to be positioned considerably higher, this cosmetic procedure helps to lower the lip and lessen the prominent aspect of your gums, especially when you smile.
To do this, the cosmetic surgeon will require removing a small strip of tissue from beneath the upper lip. The remaining lip tissue is stretched together and stitched back. This helps to hide the gums in a better way than before.
If you do not wish to undergo invasive cosmetic surgery to address gummy smile, you can choose an orthodontic treatment to address this. This mostly involves using braces to address the ‘overbite’ which is causing the formation of a gummy smile.
This is a significantly innovative and new form of treatment for aesthetic gummy smile correction. This is advised mainly when there is no extensive gum contouring required to remedy the problem.
This essentially non invasive cosmetic procedure required numbing the lower facial region using local anesthetic to prevent pain during the procedure. The cosmetic surgeon will then use a mild diode laser to make the gums smoother and better contoured for a perfect smile.
Why choose Aesthetica 360?
Aesthetica 360 is the leading cosmetic clinic in India, thanks to the team of world renowned cosmetic surgeons and aesthetic specialists. Aesthetica 360 is equipped with the latest and most efficient cosmetic equipment which helps to provide the most effective and excellent gummy smile correction treatment, among many other aesthetic procedures.
To learn more about how you can get the best and most affordable gummy smile correction in India, simply call us, or send in an email, using the contact details given.