Lefort 1 | Gummy Smile Surgery
If you have a "gummy smile", it is likely due to too much downward growth of your upper jaw, which also gives you the appearance of a "long face".
Lefort 1 Gummy Smile Surgery changes the height of your upper jaw. Lifting your jaw upwards allows us to normalise your tooth & gum display, & establish your ideal facial proportions.
Gummy Smile Surgery improves the flow of air behind your soft palate. This leads to improved breathing & exercise tolerance, as well as better sleeping patterns by diminishing the effects of snoring & Sleep Apnoea.
Your smile & facial appearance can change substantially. "Impacting" your upper jaw creates the ideal display of teeth when you're talking & smiling, & normalises the vertical proportions of your face.
Lifting your jaw upwards will allow your lips to close naturally without straining. If you have an open bite, the slope of your upper jaw is corrected to allow your front teeth to touch when biting.
Gummy Smile Surgery moves your upper jaw so it complements the position of your lower jaw. This balances how your teeth meet when chewing, & minimises the potential for tooth wear & jaw joint pain.
Gummy Smile Surgery procedure
Lefort 1 Gummy Smile Surgery changes the vertical height of your upper jaw... by "lifting" it up, we are able to normalise your tooth & gum display... & establish your ideal facial proportions.
If you have a pronounced Gummy Smile, you will likely have a small lower jaw & chin. Your lower jaw made need moving to match your upper jaw, & Chin Surgery may optimise your overall facial balance.
Airway obstruction and mouth-breathing are usually associated with a Gummy Smile & Long Face. In fact these are the likely reasons that your face has grown & developed this way.
Lefort 1 Gummy Smile Surgery often improves nasal airflow. Together with advancing your lower jaw, breathing can be greatly enhanced by removing airway obstruction created by the architecture of your jaws.
‘Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.’