Minimal Waiting Times

Minimal Waiting Times

Secure prompt & timely care with minimal waiting times within 5 weeks at our Neutral Bay & Newcastle clinics. This will guarantee that any periodontal and implant issues you may have will be treated promptly.

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Expert Guidance from a Leading Authority

Trust the expertise and deep knowledge of our renowned professor who has taught dozens of registered periodontists in Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
Exceptional Patient Care

Exceptional Patient Care

Rest easy knowing that we prioritise the highest quality of patient care and services, ensuring your comfort, well-being, and satisfaction throughout your treatment journey.

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Precision for Long-Lasting Results

Our treatments are meticulously performed to reduce the chance of infection and relapse, providing you with precise care that yields enduring outcomes for your oral health.

Highest Quality Equipment

Our clinic is equipped with state-of-the-art tools and technologies, enabling us to provide you with the most advanced and effective gum disease treatment available.

Professional gummy smile correction to restore vibrant smiles

Our team of skilled periodontists specialise in transforming smiles. If you’re self-conscious of your gummy smile (excess gum tissue showing), you’re not alone. Smile Specialists Suite offers expert gummy smile treatment in Sydney to restore balance and vibrancy to your smile.

Contact us today to find out more.

What is a gummy smile?

A gummy smile occurs when an excessive amount of gum tissue is displayed while smiling. Although it’s a common aesthetic concern that can affect how you feel about your smile, it doesn’t interfere with your health, eating or speaking.

A gummy smile is characterised by more than 3-4mm of excess gum tissue showing below your upper lip when you grin. This can affect your self-esteem and confidence, which is the reason many patients seek gummy smile treatment in Sydney.

gummy smile treatment sydney

Gummy smile treatment in Sydney is where a large portion of a person’s gums show when they smile. For most patients there are no negative impacts on their health, however, they can lose self-confidence in their appearance.

What causes gummy smiles?

The primary cause of a gummy smile is the overactivity of three muscles responsible for lifting the upper lip – the levator labii superioris, levator labii superioris alaeque nasi, and zygomaticus minor. This condition is often hereditary, tending to be passed down in families.

There are also less common factors that can lead to a gummy smile, including:

  • Excessive growth of gum tissue, known as gingival hyperplasia
  • An abnormally positioned upper jaw, particularly if it’s vertically misaligned
  • The size and shape of your teeth

Identifying the specific cause is crucial for periodontists to recommend the most effective treatment plan for your gummy smile.

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The primary sign of a gummy smile is excess gum tissue of more than 3 to 4 mm showing when you smile. Our expert gummy smile treatment in Sydney aims to reduce the amount of gum showing.

What are the signs and symptoms of a gummy smile?

The primary sign of a gummy smile is visible excessive gum tissue above the upper teeth when smiling. It’s an aesthetic concern, rather than causing any health, gum or teeth issues.

Do you experience any of the above symptoms? Talk to our periodontists

How are gummy smiles diagnosed?

A dentist or periodontist will assess your gums, teeth and lips for factors like:

  • Gum visibility (measuring how much gum shows when you smile)
  • Tooth length
  • Upper lip mobility
  • Your overall smile
  • Muscle attachment position

Depending on this diagnosis and the cause, a periodontist can recommend the best gummy smile treatments for you.


Our approach to treating gummy smiles in the Sydney-based Smile Specialist Suite is tailored to each individual’s unique needs. Here’s a look at the various treatment options we offer or recommend:

Muscle relaxing injections

Injectable muscle relaxants or anti-wrinkle injections (Botulinum toxin) lessen the mobility of the upper lip. The result is your lip doesn’t lift as high when you smile and therefore will show less gum. This is a temporary solution and requires regular replacement at approximately 3 monthly intervals.

gummy smile treatment sydney

Interested in gummy smile treatment in Sydney? There are a range of treatment options to reduce excess gum tissue, from minimally invasive muscle relaxing injections or lip fillers to surgical procedures such as lip repositioning or gum contouring.

Lip filler

Lip fillers are a virtually painless procedure that enhances lip volume for people with thin or smaller upper lips. The larger volume and shape of the lips conceal the gums when laughing or smiling.

Laser gum contouring

This minimally invasive cosmetic procedure reshapes the gum line using laser technology, making the teeth appear longer and the smile less gummy.

Lip repositioning surgery

Lip repositioning is a gummy smile procedure designed to adjust the position of the upper lip, reducing its elevation when smiling and thereby reducing how much a person’s gums show.

This is a permanent solution to gummy smiles so you don’t need to practise doing a 50% smile in front of the mirror all the time any more.

Gum reduction surgery (Crown Lengthening Surgery)

This procedure is recommended when there are uneven gum line or when the teeth under-erupt and appear too short. While the golden textbook proportion is 1:1.6 (width to height of the tooth crown), individual aesthetic demand requires personalised assessment; nevertheless, teeth are usually longer in height than its width. Teeth with square appearance are often associated with altered passive eruption (under-eruption) and would benefit from this treatment. This surgery removes excess gum tissue and involves some gum reshaping and bone recontouring.

Orthodontic treatments

Orthodontic treatments may involve using braces or other dental appliances to realign the teeth and bite, which can also impact the amount of gum showing when smiling. Smile Specialists Suite can advise on this treatment and make a corresponding referral.

Orthognathic surgery

An orthognathic surgery is only necessary for those people who have substantial jaw issues that may be causing a gummy smile. Smile Specialists Suite can advise on this treatment and make a corresponding referral.

Each of these treatments is designed to effectively address a gummy smile, improving both aesthetics and confidence to restore your perfect smile.

How much does a gummy smile treatment
cost in Sydney?

At Smile Specialist Suites, we begin with an introductory consultation priced at $398. This hour-long appointment includes a thorough evaluation of your dental and gum health, followed by a tailored treatment plan with a detailed cost summary.

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Smile Specialist Suite is dedicated to providing expert periodontitis treatment, for genuine, confident smiles!

Why choose Smile Specialist Suite for gummy smile treatment in Sydney?

Choosing Smile Specialist Suites means opting for excellence in periodontal care. Our team of experienced periodontists is not only skilled in state-of-the-art treatments but also dedicated to ensuring that each patient receives individualised care. We understand the importance of a confident smile and are committed to achieving the best results with minimal discomfort.

At Smile Specialist Suites, your smile transformation journey is in capable hands. Let us help you regain confidence in your smile with our expert gummy smile treatment. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and take the first step towards a more balanced and radiant smile.

Where can I find gummy smile treatment
in Sydney near me?

We have modern, beautiful clinics where you can find expert gummy smile treatments in Sydney.


Frequently Asked Questions

You can find more answers on our FAQ page.

Yes, certain treatments can permanently correct a gummy smile. These can include gum contouring, gum reshaping, gum reduction surgery. However, the choice of treatment option will depend on your case and the underlying cause of excessive gum showing when you smile.

The best treatment depends on the cause and severity of your gummy smile. Different types of gummy smile treatment in Sydney include:

  • Anti-wrinkle injections (botulinum toxin)/injectable muscle relaxants
  • Lip fillers
  • Gum reduction or gum reshaping

The longevity of your results depends on which treatment you have. For instance, muscle relaxant injections generally last for 3 months, whilst surgical treatment options such as gum reduction will offer permanent results.

Most people are suitable for muscle relaxant injections, however, there are certain people with medical conditions or who are pregnant or breastfeeding who are unsuitable for this treatment. Your periodontist can discuss your medical history and suitability for muscle relaxant injections with you.

Yes, a gummy smile can be genetic (hereditary). Genes can determine the shape and size of your teeth and gums, which can contribute to excess gum tissue showing when you smile.

In some cases, the appearance of a gummy smile in children will change and diminish as they grow and their facial structures develop. However, if a gummy smile persists into adolescence and adulthood and impacts self-esteem and self-confidence, then treatment will be recommended.

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Talk to Prof. Quaranta

Smile Specialists Suite is led by Professor Alex Quaranta and Dr Lizzy Hui. Professor Quaranta is a world authority in the field of dental Implantology. Over the years, he has developed an extensive expertise and leadership in clinical research and specialist practice.

Together with his Clinical Research Team, he has successfully practised the dental implant treatments for years and is one of the pioneering leaders in the new and ever-evolving concepts of contemporary Implant Dentistry.

To explore your options and discover how our team can help transform your smile, schedule a consultation with Professor Alex Quaranta. Your journey to a brighter, more radiant smile starts here. Contact us today to begin the conversation.


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