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Gummy smile

A gummy smile or excess gingival display is a condition where too much pink tissue can be seen when a person speaks or smiles.

Approximately 7% of men and 14% of women have excess gingival display in full smile. A gummy smile is usually associated with an enlarged upper jaw, a short upper lip, short upper front teeth, or a forward position of the front teeth. This condition may also result from disproportionate lip length or tooth height.

In Dellwood dental gummy smile can be corrected by orthodontic treatment, periodontal surgery, jaw surgery, or a combination of these procedures.