So what are the secrets of a great smile?The secrets lie in symmetry and natural balance
Symmetry around the face’s centreline is important for an aesthetically pleasing smile. Even when it is not totally possible, the illusion of symmetry should be created. The front two upper central incisors should be symmetrical in size, length and shape.
Ideally the smile line should be horizontal. Teeth often tilt, which does not enhance the appearance of the smile
The edges of your upper teeth should be parallel to the lower lip when you smile.
The gum line connects the highest points of the gum levels of the upper teeth. This should follow the line of the upper lip, to ensure minimum gum exposure and optimum display of the teeth
With a narrow smile the side teeth are often in shadow. A wider smile shows the ideal progression from the front to the back teeth, which is more attractive!
The Golden Proportion Rule describes an ideal ratio of the visible widths of the front six teeth.
These are the ideal proportions of each tooth to achieve a beautiful smile.
Embrasures are the small triangular spaces between the tips of the teeth. These are artistically created by the ceramist and dentist for a natural look.
Lips are to teeth as a frame is to a picture! The shape, fullness and symmetry of lips can optimise the ideal smile.