Gummy and Crowded Teeth

Smile of The Month – April 2008

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Problem and Solution


This patient was unhappy about her gummy smile, dark, short and crowded teeth.


A gum lift was carried out on the upper teeth followed by ten veneers. An Inman aligner was used to straighten the lower teeth followed by whitening.

Client Interview:

What motivated you to change your smile?

I wanted to change my smile because every time I looked at someone else who had beautiful teeth I felt embarrassed at the horrible smile I had. I used to be called “gummy” which made me cringe. I wanted straight white teeth and less of a gummy smile.

What treatment did you have?

Gum lift
Elective root canal
Inman aligner for my lower teeth
10 x veneers

How did you feel during the process, was your treatment comfortable?

My treatment was more comfortable than I expected. The clinic surroundings and my nurse’s calm voice supporting me helped. I didn’t even know I had injections as Tim was so good at it. Any pain was very minimal.

How do you feel about the result, did it match or exceed your expectations?

It has exceeded my expectations. I no longer have a gummy smile and have wonderful big white teeth. My new nickname is smiler, because I have such a nice smile now “CHEESE”

Is it something you would recommend to family and friends?

Definitely! My husband had already been told “you’re next!”

How has your new smile changed your life, what difference will it make to you?

I can smile now and expect people to think “wow, what wonderful teeth” and not for a minute think I have had veneers. It has made me smile with a glint in my eye.

Sum up your experience in one word


How did the team contribute to you experience?

The team have always made me feel welcome, it’s really made a difference to someone who did have a dental phobia. Calming, lovely and kind! Tim is a whizz. The whole experience really has exceeded my expectations.