A gummy smile is an excessive display of gums. That is, when you smile, you’re showing too much of your gums above your front teeth. Jennifer Garner, Nicole Kidman, and Gwen Stefani are just a few of the Hollywood celebrities sporting a gummy smile.The excessive gingival display doesn’t cause problems. However, it can be a source of insecurity. As a result, they smile less often because they know that their smile isn’t aesthetically appealing.
At Dr. Anthony Mobasser’s dental office, some of his patients make a consultation with him about their gummy smile. Most of them thought that such problem couldn’t be fixed. But, just like other orthodontic and dental problems, there are solutions available for a gummy smile. And orthodontic treatment is one of the options that you can choose. But before opting for orthodontic treatment, Dr. Mobasser will first pinpoint the cause of it. After knowing the cause, the celebrity dentist can start creating a treatment plan so that you can finally achieve a smile that you’ll be proud to show off and not hide it.
Causes of gummy smile
Several conditions can cause a gummy smile. For instance, if your upper jaw is too long, it can create an impression of having a gummy smile. Your lips can also cause excessive gingival display. When your top lip is too short, it won’t cover the entire gums and teeth. Now, if your gums are enlarged, it could cause a gummy smile. It’s usually the case if your teeth didn’t come in fully, causing your teeth to appear shorter. As previously mentioned, the best treatment option will depend on the cause and the severity of the problem. In some cases, Invisalign and braces can alleviate this condition. It’s especially true if the upper jaw is a bit long. Now, if the reason for your gummy smile is your worn teeth, a gummy smile can be treated through an orthodontic treatment and the application of dental crowns.
If you wish to know how to treat your gummy smile, you should make a consultation with the gummy smile celebrity dentist in Los Angeles, Dr. Anthony Mobasser. He can assess your case and determine the right treatment. As a holistic dentist, Dr. Mobasser often recommends treatment that involves the least invasive procedure. No matter what your dental issues are, whether it’s a gummy smile or chipped tooth, Dr. Mobasser can treat them all using little to no pain procedures. Call his office today to schedule an appointment: 310-550-0383