This procedure is aimed to improve the esthetic appearence of people with a "gummy" smile (a smile that shows a large amount of gums). It is derived from the plastic surgery field and was pioneered in our practice.The upper lip is repositioned below its original location. This lowers the smile line, thus causing less gum tissue to show duringa smile. This procedure is appropriate for patient with a prominent upper jaw that would like to expose less gum tissue in a smile. We will be able to tell you if this procedure is indicated in your case.