My answer to What are the best ways to minimize a “gummy” smile?
Answer by Sam Muslin:
Each person that has a gummy smile has individual circumstances that require different solutions. First, let’s take a look at the woman’s face and teeth in the photo posted by.
What I see is that she grinds her teeth and her upper teeth look like little squares. Her lower teeth are yellow and crooked. Her upper two front teeth look like she has oversized porcelain veneers but it is also possible that her two front teeth are whiter and out of proportion with the rest of her teeth. She also shows a lot of gum but much of it could be easily reduced which would aid in lengthening her short teeth.
Most likely she could have a combination ofdentistry using Venlays® that would greatly improve her health, jaw position and appearance. None of her teeth would have to be drilled or ground down with a dental drill and the gum work would be very quick requiring no stitches. Within a week or two, she would have a much better smile, health, bite, and jaw position. She would look years younger even when she wasn’t smiling which is the key to looking younger than your friends!
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