A gummy smile can cause some people to feel self-conscious. Gummy smiles are found in different degrees of severity. While some show very little gums, others might notice upper teeth are barely visible when they smile and it’s mainly gums showing. More than 4 millimeters of visible gum is generally considered to be a gummy smile.
Gummy smiles can be corrected in a variety of ways. Most cases are treated with a combination of surgical and orthodontic intervention. A good dentist will develop a treatment specific to the patient and their goals.