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12209 Tullamore Road Timonium, MD 21093

What You Can Do About A Gummy Smile?

CAN A GUMMY SMILE CAUSE MEDICAL CONCERNS?

Gummy smiles can present more than just cosmetic concerns. When the gum line is low or covers a large surface area of the teeth, it can be difficult for patients to receive the dental care they need. Treating gummy smiles can help improve the health and aesthetics of the smile.

Timonium orthodontist Dr. Mohammad Izadi offers comprehensive treatment plans designed to improve the contour and aesthetics of the gums. Using innovative dental technology, Izadi Orthodontics helps patients to restore the appearance and health of their gums without the need for oral surgery or other invasive treatments.

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES FOR A GUMMY SMILE?

  • The abnormal eruption of teeth where the new teeth appear to be short. At times, they might look to be the correct length but are covered up with excessive gum tissue.
  • Incorrect development of the upper jaw bone resulting in a gummy smile. This is because the jaw might bulge out a bit more than usual.
  • Having overactive muscles that are responsible for the upper lip movement. While smiling, the muscles may pull the upper lip far more than usual. This gives the perception of having a gummy smile.

LASER THERAPY FOR GUMMY SMILES

Gummy smiles can detract from the appearance of the smile and create potential health risks. Treating gummy smiles with laser therapy reduces the risk of developing oral health concerns and improves the aesthetics of the teeth and gums.

Izadi Orthodontics uses laser therapy for soft tissue treatments and gum contouring. State of the art laser therapy allows for less invasive, more precise treatment of soft tissue dental concerns. Laser treatments reduce swelling and bleeding and eliminate the need for sutures. The innovative technology promotes the body’s natural healing response reducing downtime and discomfort.

Dr. Izadi’s natural eye for facial aesthetics and advanced training help him to provide patients with natural results that promote healthy smiles.

AREAS WE SERVE

Our office is located off Padonia Road in Timonium, MD. We welcome patients from many local communities, including Mays Chapel, Lutherville, Cockeysville, and the Falls Road Corridor. Begin your orthodontic treatment by contacting our office at (410) 919-9806 or request a consultation online, and we will respond to you personally.