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  • I am interested in a possible smile makeover. I believe I have a gummy smile or a high lip line and would like to know what procedures are required to correct this problem. I need some advice to get me started in the right direction. ...Visitor from NY     (answer)

  • Braces cause gummy smile I am in 2nd month of my braces now. And I have noticed I have a gummy smile, which I didn't have prior to wearing braces. I wear braces to correct my slightly protruding upper front teeth. I'm not sure if this is just the phase I am going through or its going to be permanent at the end of my braces treatment. Do you think this could happen? ...Visitor from Singapore     (answer)

  • Large gums make teeth stick out: My gums are extraordinarily large. Both my teeth AND gums stick out and is hard for me to close my mouth comfortably. When I close my mouth, my lips and the area around it stick out. My teeth almost appear to look like a horses mouth to be a little honest. I don't like the way it looks, and I'd like to have a beautiful, almost gum free smile. Is there a procedure I can do that will minimize this problem? ...Visitor from CA     (answer)

  • Gummy smile not caused by excess bone? My 13 year old daughter has a gummy smile. I was told by an orthodontist that it is not just gum tissue, but excessive bone and that she may require oral surgery. My question is what type of procedure can an oral surgeon do? Should I wait until she is older to correct the problem? Will the bone continue to grow? ...Visitor from TX     (answer)

  • Gums increasing not receding: I got braces about 8 months ago and have noticed that my gums are growing up around the braces. I am wondering what this means and how to help it. ...Visitor from UT     (answer)

  • I was born with big gums that stick out and cause my lips to stick out abnormally. Is there any process that could rectify my problem such as surgery. I would be extremely grateful for any information on this matter that you could provide me with. ...Visitor from CA     (answer)

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