A perfect smile is more than an effortless movement. It’s a science, an art, and an entire specialty in dentistry and smile design. There are several elements and measurements that go into the process to achieve a perfect smile.
Overall a perfect smile depends on effort from you and an artistic flare from your dentist. It’s like a project that requires teamwork, vision, and a ton of skill which only seasoned dentists can cater.
In the following article, we’ll discuss the standards of a perfect smile in addition to how you can get it.
What is a perfect smile?
It is a smile that checks off all smile beauty standards. Which are the following:
1- Symmetrical lips
To have a perfect smile, your lips need to be symmetrical. Both the upper and the lower lip have to be even to balance out the smile. Likewise, the center of your lips should align with the middle of the face. The curvature of the smile must match the arc of the teeth.
2- No gums in a perfect smile
Another ingredient in this beauty recipe of a perfect smile is gums that don’t show. In fact, if more than 4 mm of your gum tissue shows it takes away from your smile. Anything above 4 mm and your smile starts to look a tad bit too gummy.
For a perfect smile, you need less than 2 mm of your gum tissue to show.
3- How much of your teeth shows
For the ideal balance and even proportions, your teeth should expose 10 mm of length when you smile. Anything more than this will blow off the proportions and take you away from a perfect smile.
4- Alignment is a perfect smile
Again, a perfect smile is all about the little details. Which together build up a flawless image. Your two front teeth should meet right in the center of your face. The teeth right after the first two should be 61.8% the size of the front teeth.
5- Straight teeth
This was definitely going to make it to the list. Having straight teeth is overall essential to having a perfect smile. But a perfect smile doesn’t only constitute mere alignment.
Your teeth need to be in line with your gums. As in, they have to be parallel with your gums with no teeth being higher than others.
6- Bottom teeth shouldn’t show
Another thing that goes into shaping a perfect smile is the fact that your bottom teeth shouldn’t show when you smile. Your upper teeth have to be the more prominent and take all the attention.
7- Stain free glow
This is a rule of thumb. Stains or yellow hues dim down the smile and bring out your flaws. To have a perfect smile, you need a bright beaming smile. It stands out, soothes your expressions, and balances your features.
4 Steps to get your perfect smile
Now that we’ve been over what makes a smile perfect, here’s how you can get it.
1- Lip fillers
Lip fillers are well known for their role in increasing lip volume. But that’s one thing they do. Their applications are actually endless. You can get lip fillers to give your lips the perfect symmetry. You need this procedure to tick off the first requirement for a perfect smile. It’s also why many dental Clinics offer lip filler treatments. Lips are a major part of the equation in cosmetic dentistry.
2- Gingival esthetics
This treatment is only necessary if you have a gummy smile. Your dentist will possibly use fillers to add volume to your lips. Or maybe remove excess gum tissue to get your ratios right. At Dentakay we use non-invasive techniques to remove a gummy smile.
3- Hollywood smile
The Hollywood Smile does all the remaining work really. So once you get your gum to teeth ratios zipped up, your lips in perfect symmetry, comes this.
The Hollywood Smile procedure gives your teeth the final touches. So say, you don’t have crowded teeth but your teeth aren’t into perfect alignment? Veneers are cap-like structures that you cement on your front teeth.
They come in perfect cap-like structures and are rounded and crafted carefully. But unlike other dentistry procedures, a Hollywood Smile is custom made. Meaning it meets all the requirements for a perfect smile but also brings out your unique beauty.
This procedure helps you check off:
- Having white teeth
- Having a perfect alignment
- Teeth that are parallel with the gum tissue
- Front teeth right in the middle of the face
- Ensures that the second incisors are 61.8% the size of the biggest two teeth.
Orthodontics is necessary for severe cases of crowded teeth. The Hollywood Smile tackles mostly minor issues with alignment. But if it’s extreme, consider orthodontics first of all.
After getting your teeth into perfect shape and finishing treatment, you can move on with the next steps. Orthodontics helps correct overlapping jaws as well. So it can give you a boost in your quest for a perfect smile.
How to maintain your perfect smile
As you can tell a lot of work goes into giving you the perfect smile. But you can nitpick the procedures that most appeal to you. In any case, if you want the whole package, just add some more work.
Nothing to do much except going for touch-ups annually. The Hollywood Smile and braces are long-lasting. So it’s decades of leaving them alone before you check upon them. But perhaps consider keeping up with the fillers because they tend to fade away.
Getting a perfect smile is all about meeting the standards of requirements. Understanding what makes a smile perfect is key to achieving it. Understand what you want to get when you get to your dentist. Make sure you communicate your interests and have realistic expectations.
Contact Dentakay to learn more about all the above procedures. The costs of a perfect smile, best treatment options, and more from our smile experts.
At Dentakay, we’re the biggest health-tourist attraction in Turkey for patients seeking cosmetic dentistry. So, if you want to have an exceptional experience, be treated like royalty, and have your smile make over in a luxury dental clinic, contact us.