Some people are naturally blessed with a perfect smile; some have to work for it. Although every smile is beautiful as it brightens up your face, does it live up to the standard definition of an ideal smile? Thanks to modern dentistry, the right orthodontist can help you flaunt your perfect smile.
Smile Esthetics in Orthodontics
Smile esthetics in orthodontics explain that a smile is beyond straight teeth. Smile esthetics in orthodontics are defined as:
- Micro Esthetics: The connection between gingiva, teeth, lips, and face.
- Macro Esthetics: The relationship of the tooth, size, and shape.
An orthodontist can help you achieve a perfect smile and ease your routine life. However, there are more benefits to it:
- Retains Periodontal health.
- Forms an aesthetically pleasing facial contour.
- Enhances dental alignment for better chewing and communication abilities.
- Polish up facial and dental esthetics.
Digital Smile Design Components
Digital Smile Design (DSD) is a concept in dentistry that merges technology and artistry to improve the planning and performance of cosmetic dental procedures. The eight components of Digital Smile Design usually involve:
- Facial Analysis
During facial analysis, your orthodontist closely examines your facial features, such as lips, eyes, and the entire facial structure. This helps them create a smile that perfectly camouflages with the rest of your facial features to give your smile a natural appearance.
- Photography and Videography
High-quality photographs and videos are crucial to record the patient’s facial and dental characteristics. These visual records act as a reference during the design and treatment phases.
- Smile Arc
Identifying the natural curvature of the smile line and matching it with the contours of the lower lip. Designing a stable and aesthetically appealing smile arc is crucial for an attractive overall appearance.
- Gingival Harmony
Furthermore, your orthodontist assesses the health and position of the gums to double-check that they surround the teeth perfectly. The connection of gingival contours improves the entire appearance of your smile.
- Tooth Proportions
Examining the proportions of individual teeth about each other and the face. Achieving correct tooth proportions is crucial for a stable and visually pleasing smile.
- Tooth Texture and Characterization
This includes mimicking the natural changes observed in healthy teeth to craft a real appearance. Your orthodontist will consider each tooth’s surface texture, clarity, and characterization to obtain the desired lifelike appearance.
- Midline Alignment
Ensuring that the midline of the smile matches the center of the face. Proper midline harmony is important for a symmetrical and attractive smile.
- Mock-up or Digital Design
This stage allows the patient to visually experience the desired smile results. They can also make required adjustments before the treatment begins. This visual model is crafted with the help of digital tools or physical mock-ups.
A smile is nature’s weapon to defeat hopelessness when things don’t go well. An orthodontic makes it attractive and caters to numerous oral health issues a misaligned smile can cause.
Nature’s every blessing is meant to be preserved. Contact Dr. Bar Nguyen at Adventure Orthodontics. Our doctor is a certified DSD Master and the first American orthodontist to be certified. Call us at (281) 353-5556 to book an appointment.