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  • Do you suffer from a gummy smile?
  • Are you self conscious about the amount of gum you show when you smile?
  • Do you try to avoid smiling big in front of people?

If you answered yes to any or all of the above don’t worry, you aren’t alone.

Your smile can not only affect your self-image, but it can influence the quality of your interactions with other people.

In fact, many people refrain from laughing or smiling in front of people because they are either uncomfortable or self-conscious about how their smile looks. 

Dr Briggs offers gummy smile correction in Melbourne.

What is a Gummy Smile?

As the name suggests a Gummy Smile is one where the upper lip lifts and exposes the gum underneath.

People with a Gummy smile often feel self-conscious in situations in which they should be happy.

The Ideal Smile

According to dental and plastic surgeons, the “ideal smile” sees the upper lip drape over the top of the teeth, with only two millimetres of gum showing. Anything over three to four millimetres of gum showing starts to look “gummy”.

What can be done to fix a gummy smile?

According to dental and plastic surgeons, the “ideal smile” sees the upper lip drape over the top of the teeth, with only two millimetres of gum showing. Anything over three to four millimetres of gum showing starts to look “gummy”.

In the past, a gingivectomy, which involved the removal of gum tissue was the only option. Unfortunately, this procedure was both costly and painful.

With the introduction of wrinkle relaxers, an increasing number of plastic surgeons can now offer an alternative to patients.

It may be possible, should you be a suitable candidate to decrease the amount of gum showing with the very selective use of a wrinkle relaxer to lessen the strength of the muscle that lifts up the lip.

This is a very straightforward procedure done with two tiny injections at the surgeon’s practice and is extremely affordable.

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