How do you know if you are a candidate for a Smile Makeover?
The shape and design of each patient’s teeth should be tailored to that individual , because each person’s facial contours are different , and these distinct characteristics help to distinguish one’s character. The starting point of smile design is determining the facial midline. The midpoint between the two front teeth should line up with the midline of the face. The amount of tooth and gums that are revealed differ from patient to patient depending on phonetics ( what their smile looks like when sounding certain letters) and smile position. For example , if you were to draw a line between the corners of the mouth when smiling , you will find that a youthful smile show 75-100% of the front teeth below that line. Different types of smiles can be created just by altering the planes in which the edges straight or rounding them off. For example , someone who wants a more aggressive look may have the teeth line up straight across without any soft curves , where as some who wants a more playful appearance may want the two front teeth slightly longer than the teeth directly next to them , and the canine teeth ( 2 teeth over from the front teeth ) would be a little longer and with a more curved point. Just by rounding off the sharps edges of teeth one can create a softer , more feminine appearance. People can also correct that sunken in look where the teeth narrow as they go back by enhancing their smile to fill those dark spaces in the corners of the mouth.
Additionally , esthetic dentistry based upon one’s own facial features may dictate the need to include different shapes , inclinations and rotations of teeth.
Some people just may need more prominent centrals. Maybe the laterals need to be rotated to catch the light in just the right way. Old photographs should be used to help find out what characteristics about your original smile you liked and disliked. Then, when appropriate the, dentist can give you back something that you brought in with you to make the teeth like your own.
This blog post is an educational resource only and does not replace a medical consultation with a doctor .
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