Answer: The Principle of Divine Proportion
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE HIGHLY SKILLED COSMETIC DENTISTS HERE IN OUR PRACTICE often use Leonardo da Vinci’s “Principle of Divine Proportion” when they design your gorgeous new smile? It’s true.
When designing a beautiful new smile many factors are taken into account including each patient’s age, lifestyle, and of course, physical characteristics. In addition, there are other truisms that are associated with your teeth themselves that our doctors and team must consider—including the fact that your teeth tend to get shorter with age as they wear.
Much like a fine oil painter working on a canvas, the dentists here in our practice take our artistic inspiration and experience and turn them into awesome smiles. In some cases, procedural and design techniques include tooth lengthening or shortening. Crowns can bring subtle, yet totally different dimensions to a patient’s facial proportions. Veneers are also considered sometimes to widen your teeth or broaden a smile. It’s surprising to most people to see the big difference that tiny adjustments can make.
It’s part art, and part science.
Just for fun, look into a mirror and ask yourself the following questions:
> Can I draw a vertical line from my pupil to a corner of my mouth?
> Does my face divide horizontally into thirds?
> Does the lower third of my face divide into thirds again (from nose to chin)?
> Does my face divide into fifths vertically (5 times the width of one eye)?
It’s interesting when you begin to notice mother nature’s “divine” and intricate connections to artistic principles.
Dr. Guzman adds, “Cosmetic dental procedures are worth the investment in altering or restoring the ideal proportions for your own physical characteristics. There’s nothing more fulfilling for our team than witnessing the often life-changing transformation that can take place for many of our patients through their smile makeovers.”
Have you ever wondered what the impact would be in your life if you had a truly beautiful smile? Have you ever wondered what it would do to your self confidence? How would that increased self confidence effect your relationships? Your career? If you’ve wondered, come in and visit with us.
Chances are, after we’re finished, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
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