What Makes A Perfect Smile


A formula on what creates the perfect smile has been revealed by the combined smarts of dentists and researchers. Here’s how you can get it for yourself.

What is the Perfect Smile?

Everyone seems to be aiming for the perfect smile­ but what exactly makes a smile perfect? The research is out, and it offers news you may find surprising.According to

According to Dr Nicholas Davis, writer of an industry lauded report on the perfect smile, achieving this perfect smile requires a combination of a variety of factors that take into account facial structure as well as the shape and the size of lips, gums and teeth.

Not only do size and shape come into play; Dr Davis alse reports that colour, too, proves exceptionally important. He reveals that one of the first things people notice about your smile is the colour. Today’s toothy trends have so many people bleaching their teeth beyond white. Despite society’s new found love for bleaching, Dr Davis insists that bleaching your teeth too much actually inhibits your ability to finally achieve the perfect grin. The doctor suggests that excessive bleaching can cause your teeth to become whiter than your eyes, thus creating a distraction from the rest of your facial features. He recommends aiming for teeth that has a colour that at most matches the whiteness of your eyes­.

But there is more to the perfect smile than just colour and appearance; the perfect smile actually has its very own equation.

Formulating the Perfect Smile

According to the combined knowledge of dentists and researchers, the perfect smile can be determined by a very specific set of mathematical ratios.

  1. The smile’s width should be no greater than half the width of the face at the same height as is the smile.
  2. The upper and lower lip should both be symmetrical, and their centres should meet at the midline of the face.
  3. All teeth should be straight.
  4. The top teeth should be dominant; while smiling, little to nothing of the bottom teeth should be shown.
  5. The teeth that sit to either side of the centre teeth should be precisely 61.8 percent the size of the larger teeth. The teeth that sit beside them should be 61.8 percent the size of the laterals.
  6. The central teeth should be eighty percent of their height; the length should be about one-sixteenth of the facial height.
  7. Gums should be very small; if too much is seen, the smile will be rendered gummy or horsey. Gums should also appear a health, pale pink in colour.

How Can I Get The Perfect Smile?

Orchard Scotts Dental is pleased to be able to offer its patients the ability to achieve the perfect smile. Orchard Scotts Dental is an Align Technology certified dental clinic in Singapore; we are able to provide our patients with the painless, invisible Invisalign treatment that succeeds in fixing crowding, crookedness, and so much more. Orchard Scotts also specializes in dental implants, porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, and so much more­ if the perfect smile is what you seek.

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