What is Lip Repositioning?
Lip repositioning is a simple surgical procedure to treat ‘gummy smile’. The procedure restricts the muscle pull of the elevator lip muscles thereby reducing the gingival display while smiling. This procedure is safe and predictable with minimal risk or side effects.
Lip repositioning can be used to correct excessive gingival display when the etiology is vertical maxillary excess or a hypermobile lip. It is an in-office procedure that can be done using local anesthesia.