# Hereditary pattern plays a major role, as one of the parents having such problem can pass it to the child as it is !

# Uneven balance between facial bones


#Particular childhood habits like thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, pencil biting can heavily lead to unwanted, uncontrolled growth of the upper jaw along with flaring of the upper front teeth and resultant the fan shaped jaw growth.


#Delayed eruption of the upper front teeth covers almost half of the while portion of the teeth with pink swollen gums (Pseudo-gummy smile.

                         TREATMENT OPTIONS


Gummy smile cases due to uneven balance between the two jaws, within permissible limits are mainly treated with orthodontic braces with amazing results. The time span will vary between 12 to 15 months depending on the severity of the case.

Particular childhood habits with resultant fan shaped teeth and jaw can be treated on a similar line .It needs extra care from cosmetic dentist to close small gaps in the front tooth with minimal cosmetic and gum correction.

Delayed eruption of teeth with resultant “show off” of gums is called as passive eruption (pseudo smile) the condition can be treated with various clinical procedures as follows.

  1. The simplest and most frequent procedure is the reshaping of the excessive gums with –“Soft Tissue Diode Lasers “ It is a walk in- walk out procedure and is permanent without the overgrowth of unwanted pink portion .
  2. Crown Lengthening Procedure-CLP  patients has typical complaint of excessive dark gums (literally black gums called CARBON gums).With the legitimate use of soft tissue lasers it can be treated very effectively .It‘s a walk in –out appointment.


A typical cosmetic contouring of “little excess gums” with soft tissue laser can cost around 20K per jaw (Anterior Zone of Excellence.)

  1. A typical CLP procedure with small surgical requirement for upper jaw can be in a range of 50 to 70K .The results is satisfactory and permanent.
  2. “Carbon Gums” (Melanin pigmentation treated with soft tissue lasers can cost between 25-35K .Caution the pigmentation may reappear after 18-24 months and need to be retouched .


In Today’s world of “showman-ship” or “Face value era “these once upon a time neglected issues are affecting the person on” socio-economic” front!

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