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Smile analysis- Woodbury Dental Practice
May 17th, 2008

Smile analysis by:

Some of our patients have requested some
guidance when  designing a new smile
I have outlined the below the parameters one
should  take into account when creating
a beautiful smile
Hope you find this information useful.

Symmetry – Symmetry around the centreline of our face is of great importance for an aesthetically pleasing smile. Even when this is not 100% possible, the illusion of symmetry should be created. The front two upper central incisors should be symmetrical in size, length and shape.


Horizontal Alignment – Ideally the smile line should be aligned so it is parallel to the horizontal.


Smile Line – The edges of your upper teeth should be parallel to the lower lip when you smile.


Gum Line – The gum line connects the highest points of the gum levels of the upper teeth. Ideally this line should follow the line of the upper lip, to ensure minimum gum exposure and optimum display of the teeth on smiling.


Smile Width – With a narrow smile the side teeth are often in shadow. A wider smile allows one to see the ideal progression from the front to the back teeth, this is more attractive!


Golden Proportion – The rule of Golden Proportion describes an ideal ratio of the visible widths of the front six teeth


Tooth Proportion – These are the guidelines for the ideal proportions of each tooth to achieve a beautiful smile. 100% height and 75% in width


Embrasures – Embrasures are the small triangular spaces between the tips of the teeth. These are artistically created by the ceramist and dentist to ensure a natural look.


Lips – Lips are to teeth as a frame is to a picture! The shape, fullness and symmetry of your lips can be optimised for the ideal smile.




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