A gummy smile is when there is an excessive display of the gingiva when a person smiles. Gummy smiles are more commonly seen in women than in men, especially those in their 20s and 30s, and the incidence decreases overage. A gummy smile can be treated by a gingivectomy or gum contouring.
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Query: Hi doctor, My daughter had braces for four years but her midline is off and she has a gummy smile. Her bite is fine but her teeth are not properly aligned and she does not have bone on her left side. Her orthodontist referred her to a maxillofacial surgeon who says she needs her upper jaw broken an... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The procedure which you mentioned is called as orthognathic surgery which is done if there is a skeletal malrelation between the two jaws which cannot be corrected by orthodontics alone. The procedure usually improves the aesthetics of the face and is predictable. The e... Read Full »