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Gummy Smile Correction

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Gummy Smile Correction

Gummy smiles

When an overbite is due to over eruption of the front teeth there may be excessive gingival display or a gummy smile. In severe cases of over eruption or maxillary vertical excess a surgical correction to move the upper jaw may be indicated. However, there are several ways to improve this without surgery. One involves the use of temporary anchors or mini screws. These are simple to place, easy for the patient and can intrude the anterior teeth. This fairly simple technique can really improve a gummy smile in the right case.

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