Do you have crooked or crowded teeth? Are your teeth out of alignment? Do you have an underbite or overbite? You don't have to live with these problems. Dental braces can help correct them and slowly align and straighten your teeth for a more beautiful smile. Keep reading to learn about your options, the types of braces, and what the treatment involves.
A gummy smile surgery or gum lift (gingivectomy in medical terms) is an outpatient surgical procedure. This plastic surgery is performed in patients with excessive visibility of the gum line and resultant unattractive smiles. The procedure is performed with a local anesthetic and IV sedation. Most patients do not require general anesthesia for this procedure. The results are long term (permanent).