Facial Aesthetics in Jupiter, FL
Everyone deserves to feel confident in their appearance and have a dazzling smile. The teeth and mouth are defining facial features. A smile is worth a thousand words, and a healthy mouth and jaw are essential for retaining the facial characteristics that make us who we are. With facial aesthetics, we can ensure your smile and face work in perfect harmony, complementing one another and giving you confidence in the way you look.
Here’s what you need to know about facial aesthetics and how their various aspects can impact the appearance of your face and smile.
The upper and lower teeth sit in an arch pattern that’s in line with the shape of the jaws – arch form refers to this shape. Every patient is unique with a slightly different arch form, which we consider when planning smile transformations. Your arch form will make a difference in the positioning of your teeth. Some patients also have arch forms that aren’t in proportion with the rest of their face, affecting their overall appearance. Fortunately, it’s possible to broaden arch forms and create improved proportions that enhance the appearance of your smile and give more outstanding balance to your facial features.
Balance And Symmetry
Balance and symmetry are considered highly desirable facial attributes. Studies have found that we’re naturally drawn to people who have symmetrical facial features. Not just as potential mates but also as friends. Since your smile is a key defining characteristic of your face, it can make a big difference in your facial structure’s symmetry. A smile makeover can ensure your features are balanced and attractive.
Excess gum tissue is a prevalent problem. When you smile, you may feel that your teeth look abnormally short and that too much pink flesh is on display, causing you to feel self-conscious about how your smile looks. Fortunately, it’s relatively straightforward to address the gum line, reducing excess tissue, and making your smile look even. This process, called gum contouring, is increasingly performed using laser technology, which offers more significant benefits such as less pain, bleeding, and a faster recovery.
Length Of Upper Teeth
The length of your teeth plays a significant role in their appearance. Unfortunately, some people have naturally undersized teeth, while others find that theirs erode in time, often due to bruxism or GERD. When the upper teeth are short, it can cause them to disappear when you smile with an open mouth. Fortunately, it’s possible to add length to the upper teeth to be visible and balance out the appearance of your smile.
Lips are a key facial characteristic, and plump pouts are highly desirable these days. Many people are spending time and money on boosting the size of their lips to make them fuller, softer, and more luscious. However, just as many people aren’t making the most of their natural pout due to issues with teeth alignment. By adjusting the position and size of the front teeth, it’s possible to release some of the lips, so they appear fuller and more distinctive.
Tooth Shape and Color
You’ve probably given some thought to the color of your teeth but maybe not so much their shape. Nevertheless, both will affect the overall appearance of your smile and the impression it creates. Straight, perfectly uniform teeth are harsh and aggressive, while curves give the image of femininity, softness, and compassion. Lighter, brighter teeth are also deemed more attractive and desirable. Our experienced cosmetic dentistry team can help you find the perfect shape and color combination to suit your personality and the look you want to portray.
Vertical Dimension of Occlusion
Many people haven’t heard of the vertical dimension of occlusion, but it remains a defining factor in our facial structure. The vertical dimension of occlusion is the measurement of the distance between the nose and chin. When you lose teeth due to decay or damage, this distance decreases as the face begins to collapse a little. This can make you appear much older. Fortunately, there are solutions to restore the vertical dimension of occlusion and restore your facial structure, helping you retain your youthful appearance.
If you would like more information on facial aesthetics, or if you’re hoping to redesign your smile, our expert team at our Jupiter, FL, cosmetic dentistry offices would be delighted to help.
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Dr. Ajmo is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a master of the Rosenthal Institute for Aesthetic Dentistry. He is renowned in his field and respected for his ability to achieve stunning results for his patients.
Start your journey towards a stunning new smile and call us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Jessica Wyatt or Dr. Jay Ajmo.
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