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Gummy smile has been a challenge to treat properly especially when it is advanced Gummy smiles occur for a variety of reasons, most commonly a short upper lip, excessive gum tissue or small teeth, all of which are genetic. Anything over three to four millimeters of gum showing starts to look gummy.

Studies have been done with dentists, plastic surgeons, dermatologists and regular folk to assess smiles. Most everyone agreed that two millimeters or less of gum tissue showing was the level where most participants thought the smile looked normal.

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Doctors who specialize in cosmetic procedures estimate that about 14 percent of women and 7 percent of men have excessive gingival exposure when smiling.

The incidence is probably higher than we think, but we just see and count the ones we treat, which are on the low side since not many people come to the doctor and ask about treatments for this.

We treat all kinds of gummy smile using a combination of four different methods currently exists. Dr malboubi is a pioneer in this treatment and has done several successful cases.