Can We Contour & Re-Shape Our Teeth & Gums?

gum contouring and teeth reshaping

Can We Contour & Re-Shape Our Teeth & Gums?

A beautiful smile is not only essential for aesthetics but also for enhancing confidence, raising self-esteem, and improving mental health. If you were born with misaligned teeth or uneven gums, developing the confidence to smile can be next to impossible. Fortunately, cosmetic teeth and gum reshaping and contouring procedures can be used to solve these problems.

Here is how you can bring back your gorgeous smile.

What Is Gum Contouring & Reshaping?

This is a cosmetic dental procedure that’s employed to change the shape of your gum tissue. It’s mainly used in cases where the gums have receded, or you’ve excess gum tissue. Gum contouring and reshaping can also be used in restoring an even and natural gum line.

What Causes Uneven Gums?

Your gums may be too high, too low, or uneven due to a variety of reasons. If they are too low, it may be due to genetics, but this can also be due to the use of particular medications.

Gum recession is a major cause of uneven or too high gums. This condition is a popular side effect of gum disease, although it may also arise due to bruxism. If your gums have receded, your teeth appear longer, and you’re at risk of losing teeth, tooth decay, and increased tooth sensitivity.

How Is Gum Contouring & Reshaping Done?

Gum contouring is an in-office procedure that’s performed by a cosmetic dentist or a periodontist. Typically, you only need a single visit to the doctor.

In the procedure, the doctor uses a scalpel or a soft tissue laser to remove excess gum tissue. They may also resculpt your gumline to expose more of your tooth. The doctor may use sutures to keep your gum tissue in place.

In the case of receded gums, the doctor may consider adding gum tissue. They remove this tissue from your palate or any other part of your mouth and attach it to your gums. The surgical procedure secures the tissue on your teeth, thus helping to restructure your gumline.

Generally, the process will take between one and two hours. Using lasers to contour gums helps to minimize bleeding, swelling, and pain. The process starts with the administration of local anesthesia to numb the site, and then the necessary cuts are made. The procedure may also involve the removal of small pieces of bones.

Besides cosmetic reasons, gum contouring can also be done to solve health issues, especially when the gums are diseased. When treating the gums, you may ask the doctor to reshape them. When your gums recede excessively, the teeth are more exposed, and this endangers the roots. In such a case, there’s a need for grafting or re-growing the gums—the best option here is gum reshaping or contouring surgery.

Regardless of whether the doctor uses a scalpel or laser in gum reshaping and contouring, you’ll experience some discomfort or swelling afterward. This problem is easily solved by taking pain killers or applying ice packs on your face.

Teeth Alignment

Besides reshaping and contouring your gums, you can also work on your teeth to bring back your smile. Tooth contouring, which is also referred to as tooth reshaping, is one of the most common procedures used in teeth alignment.

The cosmetic procedure that involves removing small amounts of enamel to alter the shape or length of the teeth. The doctor requests an X-ray to determine the best approach for your case, before using a laser and drill to bring the teeth into the desired shape. The procedure is used when you can’t use braces due to certain issues.

If your teeth are misaligned, you should consider straightening. Initially, those struggling with uncentered teeth had metal braces as the only solution. Today, we have several other options, including aligners, lingual braces, ceramic braces, and veneers.

A Cheaper Option for Teeth Straightening

Clear aligners, also referred to as invisible aligners, are orthodontic treatments used to correct crooked or misaligned teeth. They are designed for convenience and flexibility. These trays are custom-built for each patient after determining the severity of their teeth misalignment. Although the aligners are one of the most popular teeth straightening options out there, they’re expensive.

One of the cheapest options for correcting misaligned teeth is using teeth straightening kits. These kits are easy to use and don’t warrant a visit to the doctor. You receive the package via mail. You don’t need to be examined by dentists before using the teeth straightening kit. Instead, the doctor only needs to take an accurate impression of your kit to ensure the correct size. These kits are suitable for mild cases of misaligned or crooked teeth.

How the Process Works

  • Step 1:  You are required to take photos and impressions of your teeth and send them to the dentist when ordering your starter teeth straightening kit.
  • Step 2: The dentist assesses your case using the photos and teeth impressions and designs the appropriate treatment plan. Using this plan, they develop a 3D model of your teeth.
  • Step 3: When your aligners are ready, they are delivered to you via mail or any other suitable channel. This teeth-straightening kit comprises a complete set of aligners, and all that is required is for the doctor to monitor you remotely.

The Average Cost of Orthodontics

The average cost of orthodontics relies on several factors, including the type of treatment used for your case and the severity of the condition. When it comes to teeth straightening, home kits are considered to be more cost-effective than clear teeth aligners and metal braces.

You can expect to pay about $1,000 to $2,000 if you choose the home kits as your solution for misaligned or snaggletooth. In this case, you’ll straighten your teeth without braces and at the comfort of your home.

Your Path to a Perfect Smile!

If you’re always afraid to smile in public due to the shape of your teeth or gums, we have a perfect solution for your worries! Our teeth alignment kit is the path to an ideal smile. You may have naturally healthy teeth that are a bit unattractive due to their positioning. Tooth and gum reshaping is the perfect solution to this problem.

Contact us today and order a full set of home teeth straightening kit. Our orthodontists will develop the right aligners for you, and we’ll send them via email as soon as possible. They will also walk with you via remote monitoring and ensure you get your desired smile back. You’ll get a superb smile makeover with the least hassle ever.

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Comments ( 12 )

  • Angel Ray

    That’s scary that I might be at risk of losing my teeth due to gum recession!

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Angel,

      Don’t worry just maintain good oral hygiene to avoid gum recession and if you feel that you have a periodontal issue please visit your local dentist

  • Charleigh

    How long does it take for the gums to heal if you have some of it removed for contouring?

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Charleigh,

      Gums healing time may vary depending upon the severity of the issue but the usual healing time ranges from one week to ten days.

  • Paisley G.

    Hoping that my gums look great eventually. They have always looked really weird, they make my teeth look square.

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Paisley

      Sure, gum – contouring is a thing!

      Kind Regards,
      Team ALIGNERCO

  • Gigi Lopez

    I can’t wait to get evaluated for gum contouring. I don’t have enough gums on my bottom teeth.

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Gigi

      Yes, you will need to be evaluated before you opt for the treatment. From your statement, it sounds like you might have some gum-recession.

      All the very best,
      Team ALIGNERCO

  • Dillon

    I would think it would be easier to deal with excess gum tissue! I had grafting done when I was 12 and it was not a fun surgery. I didn’t have enough gum tissue for braces under my bottom front teeth.

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Dillon

      Thank you for sharing that. Have you seen your Dental health Provider regarding the gum issue in your lower jaw?

      Kind Regards,
      Team ALIGNERCO

  • Damien

    It’s great that just like teeth, our gums can be reshaped and fixed as well. So thankful for the dentistry advancements today.

    • ALIGNERCO Team

      Dear Damien

      Yes, thanks to the advancements in technology and therapy, we can alter quite a bit in our anatomy.

      Kind Regards,
      Team ALIGNERCO

Leave a Comment