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In an esthetically pleasing smile, the upper lip will sit just above the top of the teeth. In a “gummy” smile, however, the smile may sit well above the top of the teeth, exposing large amounts of the gum tissue.

Treatment options for a gummy smile vary but typically include:

  • Maxillofacial Surgery – During this procedure, the jaw is surgically broken and placed higher in the mouth so that less of the gums will show when smiling. 
  • BOTOX of the Upper Lip – BOTOX can prevent the lip from raising too high when the patient smiles. However, the procedure is not permanent and may require multiple injections a year to maintain the look.
  • Gum Surgery and Veneers – During this procedure the gums are cut back and veneers are placed on the teeth. This allows more of the teeth to show and can help correct the gum to tooth ratio. However, if your teeth are already long the effect can be horse-like.

We are proud to offer a variety of treatment options for those with gummy smiles. This convenient procedure lowers the upper lip so that it rests above the teeth when you smile.

During your initial consultation, a thorough dental analysis of your mouth, teeth and gums will be performed. This ensures that your unique situation is thoroughly understood and observed so that we can create a complete harmony between your lip, gums and teeth.

Benefits of Lip Repositioning

  • No general anesthesia needed
  • No visible scarring
  • Gums do not need to be cut back to expose the teeth
  • Long term results
  • Results in a beautiful, esthetically pleasing smile! 

Our lip repositioning patients come to us from all over New York City, including Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Canarsie, Mill Basin, Marine Park and nearby areas in Brooklyn, NY.


This office is well run and staff by people who give excellent patient care and service. Able to educate the patient on good oral care. Easy to schedule appointments. --Bradley R., Brooklyn, NY

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Marine Park Periodontics
2272 Hendrickson Street, Brooklyn NY 11234

Phone: (718) 253-3333
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