Ever hear the saying, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder”? Most of us understand that beauty is subjective. Still, there are features that just about everyone finds more pleasing to the eye. For instance, symmetry and alignment of facial features is considered by just about everyone to be more attractive. When facial features are symmetrical and aligned, a sense of harmony is achieved, while features that aren’t properly aligned look discordant and vaguely unsettling.
Your smile is one of the most prominent features associated with an attractive appearance. A good smile can do more than make you feel better about yourself; it can also have a significant bearing on how others feel about you.
Of course, like anything to do with attractive looks, when it comes to getting the right smile design for your face and your features, your choices will be based entirely on your own preferences. Your selection process begins by developing an understanding of what you want in your own smile, and that starts with a careful evaluation in your own mirror. List the features you’d like most to change – what bothers you about your smile? Look at other people’s smiles – what is it about their smiles that you find attractive?
“Love of beauty is taste. The creation of beauty is art.”
-----Ralph Waldo Emerson
From orthodontic treatments to help straighten and align a crooked or crowded smile to tooth whitening, crowns, bridges, dental implants and other cosmetic and restorative procedures, our practice relies on high-tech diagnostic technology to determine the procedures you need to reach your goal. Using information gathered during your evaluation and consultation, we can custom-tailor your treatment based on your unique needs and goals.
Whether orthodontic tooth movement, whitening, or a more comprehensive approach including bridges, crowns or implants, we can map the most effective course of treatment to help you look and feel better about your smile and your appearance.
Beauty isn’t only skin deep.
There’s another advantage to smile design that goes well beyond aesthetics. Having your teeth properly spaced and aligned helps balance your bite, which helps prevent serious bite-related problems like temporalmandibular joint disorder (TMD). It also makes it much easier to clean and care for your teeth, and that means less chance of tooth decay, gum disease and tooth loss. So if you’re thinking choosing to improve your smile is a decision based solely on vanity, you couldn’t be more wrong.
A lot of famous people have said a lot of quotable things about beauty. But when it comes down to it, the only opinion that matters is yours. If you’re unhappy about your smile, you owe it to yourself to do something about it. And the good news is, today’s smile design procedures are simpler and more straightforward than ever before.
---- Dr. Nick