Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, so it’s important that you are happy to show it off. Feeling the need to hide your smile affects how others view you as well as lowers your self esteem. So what makes a gorgeous smile? It’s much more than just nice teeth and healthy gums. If your lips are causing more of your gums to show than they should, a gummy smile could be your problem.

Periodontal Plastic Surgery

To successfully bring your lips and gums into the correct proportion, we can perform a simple outpatient surgery to reposition your upper lip. This minimally-invasive procedure takes less than an hour and consists of removing a small piece of tissue from inside the upper lip and then suturing the lip into a lower position. Because this takes place completely inside of your mouth, there will be no scars visible when you smile.

Recovery time is quick thanks to the use of only minor incisions and local anesthesia. Any discomfort and swelling is easily taken care of with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen.

Trust The Experts

Board-certified periodontists have received the additional training necessary to correct gummy smiles through lip-repositioning surgery and other procedures such as gum lifts. This experience allows them to bring your smile into proportion and to dramatically improve your self-confidence.  What will you do with your new and improved smile?