Analyze for smile

Our mouth is one of the most visible focal points of the face which can express various emotions which are visible like a smirk, smile, happiness, grin and so on.

The appearance of our smile plays a major role in how we perceive ourself, as well as in the impressions we make on the people around us. If we feel good about our smile, we are more likely to flash it at others in a pleasing manner.

Dentistry today has moved from a curative to creative science. Cosmetic dentistry today can create attractive and charming smiles that can open doors and break down barriers that stand between you and a fuller, richer life.

If you’re not happy with your smile, perhaps it’s time to get a new one!
We can Evaluate Smile in two way : Emotional and Objective where you can answer questions in your own  home at your convenience

The Emotional Smile Evaluation
It is based on each individual's subjective perceptions of his or her smile. The questions below are designed to help reveal a person's inner feelings about the manner in which their smile affects their self image, how it impacts interactions with others, and how it influences the quality of their relationships.

  • Do you love the appearance of your teeth and smile?
  • Have you ever found yourself looking at models or other people with beautiful smiles and wishing you had a similar smile?
  • Do you ever turn your face when smiling or hold your hand up in front of your mouth when talking to others?
  • Have you figured out a way to use your lips to cover any aspect of your smile?
  • Are you embarrassed to visit a cosmetic dentist due to the condition of your teeth or the length of time since your last visit to a dentist?
  • How does your smile make you feel? Confident?
  • Do you shy away from showing a full smile in front of other people, especially strangers?
  • When taking pictures, do you tend to smile with your lips closed instead of flashing a happy smile?
  • Have you ever held back a laugh because you felt uncomfortable about your smile?
  • How would a beautiful new smile make you feel?
  • What would you like to change about your smile?

The Objective Smile Analysis

For this stand in front of a mirror and smile at yourself using your 'normal' smile. Next, look at the mirror and think of a hilarious moment in your life and give a big, laughing smile. This big smile is probably a much larger smile than you feel comfortable using much of the time if you are not happy with your teeth. When your smile is improved, however, your big smile appears much more spontaneously because you look (and feel) great! So let's figure out what's holding your big smile back -- what it is that bothers you about your teeth.

  • Are all of your teeth brilliant white or are they somewhat yellow, dark, or stained?
  • Are there spaces between any of your teeth?
  • Are you missing any of your teeth?
  • Do you have teeth that are crooked, uneven, or out of line?
  • Do the biting edges of your upper teeth follow the curvature of your upper lip?
  • Do any of your teeth appear short and fat or too small or too large?
  • Are the edges of any of your teeth too long or too short or are all your teeth even?
  • Do your teeth (as a group) slant one way or another?
  • Is the midline of your two front teeth centered with your face and nose?
  • Are the edges of your canine teeth too long, sharp, or look out of line?
  • Do you grind your teeth or are any of the biting edges on your teeth chipped or worn down?
  • Do you have a "gummy" smile -- showing too much gum tissue or having gums that are too thick?
  • Are your gums even and in line and symmetrical or irregularly shaped -- higher on some teeth and lower on others?
  • Have your gums receded or do they appear red or puffy?
  • Do you have any grey, black or silver dental fillings in your teeth?
  • Do you have any old crowns that have dark edges at the top or that don't really look natural?

If you answered YES to MOST of the above questions improve your smile, you will feel better and more confident! So let’s figure out what is holding your smile back. What it is that bothers you about your teeth. Please give us a call, we would love to see that big smile again!

Symmetry
Symmetry around the centreline of our face is of great importance for an aesthetically pleasing smile. Even when this is not 100% possible, the illusion of symmetry should be created. The front two upper central incisors should be symmetrical in size, length and shape.
Smile Width
image4With a narrow smile, the side teeth are often in shadow. This leaves dark triangles at the corner s of the mouth. A wider smile allows one to see the ideal progression from the front to the back teeth, this is more attractive!
Smile Line

image3The edges of your upper teeth should follow the curvature of the lower lip when you smile.
Horizontal Alignment

image2Ideally the smile line should be aligned so it is parallel to the horizontal.
Gum Line

image5The gum line connects the highest points of the gum levels(zenith) of the upper teeth. This height must be symmetrical on both sides of the mouth. Ideally this line should follow the line of the upper lip, to ensure minimum gum exposure and optimum display of the teeth on smiling. The upper lip should touch where the teeth meet the gum, although a small amount of visible gum tissue above the teeth is acceptable (2mm).
Relative tooth dimension and proportion

image8Due to individual variations, it is difficult to provide "magic numbers" like the golden proportion, to define adequate tooth dimension and relative proportion. Perception of symmetry , dominance and proportion are influenced by many factors, and should be adapted for every personal smile.
Contact point

image7It is lowest on central incisors and gradually move upwards towards the canines. The shape of the tooth will influence this contact point.
Tooth axis

image5The main axis of the tooth inclines backward from tip to gum. This inclination increases from the incisors to the canines.
Incisal edge configuration
image9A young smile has a "gull" shape whereas a more mature smile exhibits a flatter appearance.
Interincisal Angles
image10Interincisal Angles are the small triangular spaces between the tips of the teeth. These are artistically created by the ceramist and dentist to ensure a natural look.
Lips
image11Lips are to teeth as a frame is to a picture! The shape, fullness and symmetry of your lips can be optimised for the ideal smile.
Healthy gums
image12Gum tissue should have a light pink colour and firm texture without any swelling or bleeding. The papillae must completely fill the gap between teeth to avoid any visible black triangles.