What to Do About a “Gummy” Smile

Gummy SmileWhen some people smile, an inordinate amount of gum tissue shows above their upper teeth. Labeled with having a “gummy” smile, they can feel a lack of self-confidence that actually inhibits how often or even if they smile. If this describes you or someone you know, there is hope! Like many things in the healthcare arena, the solution to this cosmetic problem depends largely upon the cause and severity. However, generally speaking, there are treatment options available for dealing with this plight. If your teeth are also misaligned, your gum line position can be adjusted while wearing braces. Regardless of the cause, you need a proper evaluation and candid discussion about the options available for your specific needs. Learn more in this response to aDear Doctor email, “Gummy Smile.”