When it comes to designing the perfect smile for you, many factors go into getting it just right. Here are some basic principles of smile design that our cosmetic dentists use, explained in plain, everyday language to help you understand how we can help you get the perfect smile!
When it comes to making your teeth straight, there are many things people are referring to that can make a smile look “straight” or “crooked.”
Smile midline: If the midline of your smile is off-center with the centerline of your face, it can make your smile look off.
Teeth tilt: Your teeth should be vertical so that the lines between them are up and down, though slightly tilted toward the center.
Teeth gap: Your teeth should touch without spaces or gaps between them. The triangles created by the curves of your teeth above and below the touch should not be too large, and there should be no blackness visible between the touch and your gums. The two teeth in the middle, called your central incisors, should touch the most, with less contact as it moves toward the side.
Symmetrical teeth: Your teeth should be generally symmetrical, basically like mirror images, around the central line.