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by Paula
Mon Jun 09, 2008 7:20 am
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Gummy Smile after braces
Replies: 5
Views: 7883

Hi Lola

My teeth narrow at the top as well so I'd end up having triangular shaped teeth... talk about going from bad to worse! I can go on and on about what I should do next and it worries me at times. I've read stories of surgeries gone terribly wrong, and I'd take the chance if it were based on a health i...
by Paula
Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:35 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Gummy Smile after braces
Replies: 5
Views: 7883

Thanks MsViola and Meryaten...

Thank you both for your input. My gums are not bunching up over my teeth. They're not swollen at all but they do protrude further than my front teeth. My only hope is that my ortho will be able to move my teeth upwards. I don't think I'm a good candidate for a "gum lift" (removing excess tissue) sin...
by Paula
Sat Jun 07, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: The Bracket Club
Topic: Gummy Smile after braces
Replies: 5
Views: 7883

Gummy Smile after braces

Hi there... I'm 43 yrs. old and I'll be getting my braces off this December. I find that I now have a "gummy smile" since my open bite has been corrected. I'm not happy with it at all and I've shared my concerns with my ortho. At first, he stated that there was nothing he could do about my gummy smi...