Does Your Smile Match Your Personality? Know About Smile Design

Get a smile you love with smile design

Don’t let smile imperfections hold you back. Discover the smile design options right for you. 

There aren’t any one-size-fits-all solutions in dental cosmetics. Instead, a unique smile design is needed to suit your teeth, facial structure, and even your personality! 

Several elements of your smile makeover can have a major impact on how people perceive you every day.

Showing Just the Right Amount of Gum in Your Smile

A gummy smile is one of the most common issues that patients bring up when seeking out dental cosmetics. Both gum contouring and crown lengthening can adjust the proportion of your gumline and teeth for a balanced smile.

However, reducing your gumline to an absolute minimum likely isn’t the best choice for your gum design. Instead, striking the right balance is vital. You don’t want your teeth to appear disproportionately long, so it’s best not to contour your gums excessively.

Showing a bit of gum in your smile isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It can present an innocent or childlike appearance associated with youth. You might appear to be more friendly and approachable, so showing some gumline could suit your unique personality.

Lengthening Your Teeth with Veneers

Veneers are a hallmark of dental cosmetics, providing a treatment option for damaged, discolored, or misshapen teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Orange County will carefully match your veneers to the shape and shade of your natural teeth.

When you get veneers, they can also help extend the length of your teeth. This is particularly common for the canines, the noticeably pointed teeth on either side of the four front teeth.

Lengthening the canine teeth and providing a pronounced point with veneers can express a dominant personality. There are many other examples of how veneers can be sized or shaped for a specific personality, such as having rounded incisors for a more feminine smile or square incisors for a more masculine smile.

Closing the Gap Between Your Front Teeth—or Not

The gaps between your teeth can vary in size quite a bit. While teeth with too much or too little of a gap can be an oral health or orthodontic issue, there is significant variation within the healthy range.

Having a noticeable gap between the front teeth is often considered attractive. You’ve likely heard the term “the London look” before, specifically referring to this phenomenon. This has led to many people choosing to leave existing gaps or have gaps created.

A gap between the front teeth is often seen as a sign of a passionate nature, which has likely driven its prominence in modeling and advertising for high-end apparel and cosmetics brands.

The Shape of Your Smile

You might not have realized it, but smiles are generally categorized into four distinct shapes. The shapes describe the layout of the incisors, canines, and premolars—the teeth that are visible when smiling.

A square smile has the ends of the teeth roughly in a straight line. An oval smile has canines shorter than both the incisors and the premolars, while a triangular smile has the teeth decrease in length from incisors to canines and premolars.

A triangular smile is often associated with a happy, outgoing, and approachable disposition. Adjusting your smile shape can change the way people see your personality based on your smile.

Considering Your Buccal Corridors

Unless you’ve already looked into having some cosmetic dental work done, you might not have heard of buccal corridors before. They’re the visible gaps between your teeth and the corners of the lips when smiling.

You don’t want your buccal corridors to be too small or too large. A smile with buccal corridors on the wider side, associated with a mouth full of well-manicured teeth, is often referred to as a “Hollywood smile” and is thought to be a sign of success.

Finding the Perfect Shade for Teeth Whitening

Teeth whitening is a straightforward and simple way to improve your smile. However, going as white as possible isn’t the right choice. Even immaculate natural teeth aren’t perfectly white, so going too bright can create a jarring, unnatural look.

Instead, the proper way to find your shade is to match your teeth to the whites of your eyes. Your eyes are also a subtle off-white, and creating a match is the perfect way to ensure a bright yet natural-looking smile.

The Perfect Smile Design for Your Personality

At Luminous Smiles, Dr. Desai will develop your smile design for a beautiful, natural-looking, healthy smile that perfectly suits you as an individual. With years of extra training and so many happy clients, Dr. Desai is your choice for cosmetic dentistry in Orange County. Contact Luminous Smiles today to schedule a consultation.