Treating a Gummy Smile
The only way to correct a gummy smile was not so long ago through oral surgery. Thanks to advances in orthodontic technology, you can get a big, stunning smile with the experienced team at Wedding Orthodontics.
"I can't imagine there is a better orthodontic practice."
- Jen N.
What Causes a Gummy Smile?
Causes of a gummy smile include:
- A short upper lip
- Small or short teeth
- A hyperactive upper lip
- Skeletal issues
- Gingival hypertrophy
Orthodontic Treatments for Gummy Smiles
At Wedding Orthodontics, we pair orthodontic appliances with small devices called temporary anchorage devices (TADS) to shift your entire jaw.
Dr. Wedding or Dr. Thompson will connect TADS to strategic places in your braces and jaw to guide the movement of your teeth.
TADS are minimally invasive and make straightening your teeth and correcting a gummy smile easier and more comfortable. After treatment with TADS, you’ll enjoy a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile.