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Our smile has been playing an important role in life, relationships, and overall happiness for a very long time. Smiles are referenced in poems, music lyrics, and proverbs around the world.
The beauty of a smile can be thought of as part art, part science. No matter what it is that attracts us initially, there are a couple of key aspects to a smile that makes it appeal beautiful.
In mathematics, it was determined that a particular geometric proportion makes for the most appealing ratio. The Golden Ratio is 1.618 and signified y the Greek letter “Phi”. It can be seen in geometry, architecture, and art. Things such as the space between the columns at the Parthenon of the Acropolis of Athens and the Great Pyramid in Eygypt are believed to have been designed with the Golden Ratio in mind. Similariy, in art it was Leonardo da Vinci who called the Golden Ratio the “Divine Proportion” and used it in his work on a regular basis.
There is not one prevailing theory as to why we find the Golden Ratio appealing; in fact there are many different schools of thought. One theory is that the Golden Ratio is based off what is found naturally occurring in nature. If you look closely you will find it in everything from flowers to seashells.
How is the Golden Ratio seen in your smile?
Another place in nature where the Golden Ratio may be seen is in a smile. It has been discovered that what seems to be the most appealing smiles have a variety of aspects of the Golden Ratio appearing throughout the mouth and face.
By taking into consideration the Golden Ratio proportions, your dental team is able to make detailed decisions that will make a powerful and appealing impact. It is not necessary to understand the mathematics behind “Phi” calculations but following are a few of the examples a dentist may take into consideration when making cosmetic decisions.
1. In general, the width of teeth should be about 70 percent of their height.
2. Some believe a perfect smile is created when the front two incisor teeth form a golden rectangle, with a phi ratio in the height to the width.
3. The same ratio can be carried out to the second tooth as well as the entire width of the smile to the third tooth.
The good news is that it is up to your dental team will know how to apply the Golden Ratio without you needing to understand the complete details. What will be understood is that the final results will be very pleasing to the eye in a broad way, even if you aren’t sure exactly why.
Talk with your dentist about the desired end results you would like to see in your smile and mouth. It may be that the team employs proportions that rely on the Golden Ratio without specifying the details. A look that is pleasing to the eye will be built from a combination of the correct proportions, creating a symmetry and harmony throughout your mouth.
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