A beautiful, moviestar smile reveals minimal gum tissues and features a smile line with balanced contours that are in harmony with the upper lip. Some patients that come to Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry have a gummy smile that takes away from their self confidence and prevents them from enjoying the moviestar smile they deserve.

In most cases, gummy smiles are caused by excessive gum tissue, small teeth, and short lip. If you are living with a gummy smile, know that there are ways you can get rid of it. Believe it or not, you don’t need surgery to improve your smile.

A gingivectomy, which is a dental procedure in which a dentist or oral surgeon cuts away part of the gums in mouth used to be the only way to remove excess gum tissue and help patients with gummy smiles. Thanks to recent advances in technology, you may be able to correct your smile with a same day laser treatment or braces that can move your teeth into better positions.

Botox may also be an option as minimizes the high pulling effect and allows the upper lip to rest better over the gum tissue. Since every patient is different, our dentists will evaluate your specific gummy smile and design an individualized treatment plan for your particular goals.

Contact Costa Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

If you’re interested in learning more about how you can correct your gummy smile without surgery, call 703-439-1214 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to helping you restore your confidence!