Journal of Indian Society of Periodontology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 656--660

Treatment of gummy smile: Gingival recontouring with the containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose. A surgery innovation technique


Carmen Lucia Mueller Storrer1, Fabiane Kristine Bochenek Valverde2, Felipe Rychuv Santos3, Tatiana Miranda Deliberador1 
1 Professor of Periodontics, Professional Masters Program in Clinical Dentistry, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
2 Postgraduate Student, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil
3 Department of Periodontology, Positivo University, Curitiba, PR, Brazil

Correspondence Address:
Carmen Lucia Mueller Storrer
Positivo University, Rua: Professor Pedro Viriato Parigot de Souza, 5300, Campo Comprido - Curitiba - PR - CEP: 81280-330
Brazil

The containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose was used for the treatment of patients with gummy smile. This technique had corrected esthetic alterations of smile, reducing the upper lip elevation, which results in a smaller gingival display. An upper lip lengthening as well as a reduction in the upper lip shortening when the patient smiled could be observed. The high smile line was corrected without compromising the labial harmony. This study presents an innovative and effective therapeutic option to obtain a natural and harmonious smile. The patient expressed a high degree of satisfaction.


How to cite this article:
Storrer CL, Valverde FK, Santos FR, Deliberador TM. Treatment of gummy smile: Gingival recontouring with the containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose. A surgery innovation technique.J Indian Soc Periodontol 2014;18:656-660


How to cite this URL:
Storrer CL, Valverde FK, Santos FR, Deliberador TM. Treatment of gummy smile: Gingival recontouring with the containment of the elevator muscle of the upper lip and wing of nose. A surgery innovation technique. J Indian Soc Periodontol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 Jun 28 ];18:656-660
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