Did you know that before a cosmetic dentist does any work on a patients teeth, they first perform a cosmetic smile design consultation? This is to ensure that the patient receives the outcome they expect after the surgery is completed. Without communication between the patient and the dentist, the treatment will be a failure. If you are planning on undergoing cosmetic dentistry you will need to artistically plan your smile. To help you out, these are the three basic smile design styles which you may choose from to have the ultimate glamorous smile.
The Sexy Smile
First, we have the sexy smile. This smile has a variation in the lengths of the teeth. In this specific design, the central incisors are quite longer than the lateral incisors. This type of design is meant to bring a youthful essence back into your smile. The “sexy” smile emits boldness and can also convey warmth. This specific design tends to draw ones eye to the center of the face; which emphasizes the nose and chin. Tom Cruise is the perfect example of someone with a “sexy smile” design. His teeth don’t follow a straight horizontal line and this gives him a youthful look. The “sexy” smile is most complementary for people with prominent lips. With this smile design, you’ll be looking as dazzling as Mr. Cruise in no time.
The Sophisticated Smile
The next design is the sophisticated smile. This design is quite opposite of the “sexy smile” design. Teeth in this design make a straight, horizontal line rather than be uneven. This specific smile tends to emit intelligence and maturity and also puts emphasis on the lower width of the face. Paula Abdul has one of the straightest smiles out there! She is a prime example of someone with a “sophisticated smile” design. As you can see, Paula’s teeth exhibit this design perfectly.
The Sporty Smile
The last design is the sporty smile. This is more of a mix between the sexy smile and the sophisticated smile. The central incisors are just a tad longer than the lateral incisors. This type smile emits informality and casualness. It doesn’t carry as much seriousness as the sophisticated smile but is also not as young as the sexy smile. Hilary Duff definitely has a sporty smile! As you can see, her teeth are fairly horizontal and straight but her central incisors are just a tad longer than the lateral. With this smile design, you can be as laid back and casual as Hilary Duff.
The It Factors
The three factors that influence your smile design are your facial shape, your image aspirations and your age or how old you want to appear to others. A good cosmetic dentist will go over all of these factors with you and even give their own opinion as to what design may fit you best. Ultimately, it is your decision because you are the one who has to be happy with your own smile.
Love Your Smile
A smile is more than just a feature to one’s face. It can be viewed as one of the most important accessories a person carries and also attributes to self esteem. Typically, it is the first thing people see when they first meet you, which means it is a vital part of a first impression. If you are either unhappy or self conscious about your smile, it can greatly affect the way people perceive you. It’s important for you to love your smile. If not, then take the step to decide which smile is right for you.
Dr. Coleman is a leading cosmetic dentist in the United States, as well as an international lecturer in dental techniques and technology. With a great sense of humor and a sense of compassion for others, Dr. Coleman takes pride in improving the lives and smiles of his patients. To learn more about Dr. Coleman or his practice, visit his Facebook and Twitter pages!