When you look at your smile in the mirror, do you like what you see? For most of us, this may seem like a silly question as our smile looks the way we want it. However, many people are dissatisfied with their smiles. They feel their smile does not show their teeth well or shows too much gum tissue every time. Your teeth may seem small, and you feel like your smile does not make the impact you want it to. People suffering from the condition of gummy smile often wonder what the cause is and if there is anything that they can do about it.

Defining the Gummy Look

The reason your smile may look gummy can seem self-explanatory to you. There is an excess amount of gum tissue showing each time you smile. Several factors can play a role in making your smile look this way, from the position of your upper lip to the actual proportions of your teeth, gum tissue, and upper jaw. The amount of gum tissue, when combined with the natural size and shape of your teeth and the position of your upper jaw, along with the length of your upper lip, can all work together to smile at you.

What Can Be Done for Your Smile

A proper diagnosis of a gummy smile is important in establishing the best strategy for treatment for you. Here at The Total Smile, Dr. Alex Farnoosh is an expert in gum care. He has treated patients for many years that deal with smiles of this nature. He will perform a thorough exam and evaluation to determine what causes your smile to look this way and once the cause is identified, a plan of treatment can be developed to correct the issue. Dr. Farnoosh pioneered a lip-lowering technique that has helped to redefine treatment and provide excellent results without the need for drastic surgery of the upper jaw.

Steps to Improve Your Smile

Finding out the cause of your gummy smile and getting the best treatment available will help you obtain the smile best suited for your personality. You can come to us at The Total Smile to get advice and treatment. Making an appointment with us is easy and all you need to do is call us at 310-657-0503. We can arrange a date and time for you to meet with Dr. Farnoosh and learn about how treatment can change your smile for you.

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