Excessive gum display can cause people to feel embarrassed to smile, such was the case in this young lady. Here the problem was an over-development of the maxillary jawbone, which caused a gummy smile and the teeth appearing too long.
In certain situations it is possible to provide improvement with braces and orthognathic (jaw-correcting) surgery. However in this case the patient declined this course of treatment and wanted a quicker makeover. This was achieved with a gum lift procedure, followed by porcelain veneers to the upper front 6 teeth.