How To Do Your Own Smile Analysis – Cosmetic Smile Design

Dr. Lee Ostler
Dec 19, 2016

What makes an attractive smile? Why are some smiles better and younger looking than others? Why are some smiles radiantly beautiful while other’s are average? While “Mother Nature” gifted some people with great smiles, many are left wishing that they hadn’t been overlooked. While you may know a nice smile when you see it, it’s harder to explain exactly what makes a nice smile.

This Smile Design information will help you better understand why some people have a great smile and why other’s don’t. It will help you analyze the state of your own smile, and will show you the principles of smile design used and taught by world class cosmetic dentists like Dr. Ostler.

In fact he has taught these principles of smile design to dentists from around the world while a clinical instructor at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (now LVIGlobal). He has put this information together in his book “The 21 Principles of Smile Design” which shows step-by-step how each of the 21 Principles are used by experienced cosmetic dentists to create radiant and confident smiles. If you are wanting to know how your smile measures up, you can now read “the book” on cosmetic smile design by clicking here.

There is both a science and an art to creating and restoring attractive smiles. Whether it is whiter teeth, fixing crooked teeth with “instant orthodontics”, replacing unattractive dark fillings, or restoring an aged worn out smile and taking 10 years off your face – modern dentistry can quickly and easily give you the perfect smile that exudes confidence and will let your true personality shine. In fact, when new dental materials, techniques and modern smile design principles are combined and used by expert and caring hands you can be assured that your smile will be extraordinarily radiant and your dental health outstanding.

When these basic rules of Smile Design and Golden Proportion are broken, whether by nature, yourself, or your dentist, your smile and confidence can be seriously compromised. When followed, you can enjoy a radiant smile with all the confidence, natural attraction and peace-of-mind that goes with it.

Having a pretty smile goes way beyond whiter teeth. Size, shape, alignment and proportion, (or what the Greeks called the “Golden Proportion”) are also important parameters of beauty. In fact, the Golden Proportion is in nature itself. Designers have followed these principles in designing cars, furniture, building, and clothing. When rules of good proportion are followed the result is something that is naturally attractive and pleasing to the eye! This is the one grand secret to exquisite smile design and to having an attractive smile. Attractive smiles are attractive because they follow these mathematical rules of nature to create harmony, symmetry, and proportion. Oh – and the fact that your teeth are whiter – that’s a bonus!

As you review this information, compare your smile with the examples shown. This is an easy way to take the mystery out of “what’s wrong with my smile?” By using these principles it will help you know what we can do to design and create the right smile for you, one that will let your true personality and character come out.

We encourage you to think seriously about the benefits to health, spirit and mind that comes from the confidence of having a radiant smile, a balanced bite, and healthy strong teeth. You are always welcome to visit with us further if you have questions or concerns about your smile or your dental health, or if you want to put together a plan to begin making improvements along the way. In the meantime, you may benefit by visiting these web sites to help you better understand how you can benefit from modern dentistry.

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