Having her teeth looking “like baby teeth” left a young patient feeling shy about her smile.  She often spoke with her hand over her mouth, and she never would flash a full-fledged grin showing her teeth.







What caused this?  A condition that ran in her family where the gums didn’t shrink back properly when her teeth came in.

Her bite was actually fine, but her gums covered so much of her teeth, that they just didn’t look like the adult shapes our eyes expect.

A little work with a laser made these teeth a normal shape again:


Next, she may do a little bleaching.  The comfortable treatment took under half an hour.

It’s always exciting and a real pleasure for us to be able to change people’s lives every day through conservative aesthetic corrections like this. Just a little artistic sculpting can totally revamp a smile! … and a life.