Why consider a smile makeover?

A smile costs nothing but gives so much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.

It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever. None is so rich or mighty that we can get along without it.

A smile creates happiness in the home, fosters goodwill in business, and is the countersign of friendship.

It brings rest to the weary, cheer to the discouraged, sunshine to the sad, and is nature’s best antidote for trouble.

Yet it cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is sometimes that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.”
Samson Raphael Hirsch

“Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder”. At the same time, when we examine the Roman concept of the Golden Proportion, we realise that this arithmetic and aesthetic rule of divine beauty was universally accredited in Leonardo Davinci’s early era. Since then, the smile-guided rules of proportions have been the centre of classic facial cosmetic surgery and aesthetic dentistry.

What are the parameters of a beautiful natural smile?

A beautiful natural smile could be analysed and evaluated based on many tooth-related factors, among which the following are being mostly taken into account:

Teeth Colour

Teeth discolouration is a continuous and gradual natural process caused by some drinks, smoking and tooth wear. It is a common fact that bright, clean tooth colour is important for a confident, good look. Therefore, teeth whitening and, in some cases, the ceramic veneer provision is considered an effective approach to treating darkened and surface-damaged teeth and brightening your smile.


The ideal proportion of the teeth’ width and length, their position with each other, the relative dimensions of the smile corridor and window and the other facial components should give a spontaneous pleasant sensation within the beholder. The concept of golden proportion has prevailed in the field of cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics for decades. Orthodontic tooth movement can change the tooth length by aligning the tooth position in dental alveoli. On the other hand, periodontal gum correction may increase or decrease the gum and, consequently, the tooth length.

Teeth Symmetry

Symmetry refers to the teeth’ 3-D position on one side of the arch in a mirror image of the teeth on the other side, while the central line of the upper and the lower arch should coincide with the vertical facial midline.

Teeth Alignment and spacing

The orthodontic tooth movement aims to realign the dentition 3-D position, alignment, and symmetry, while the provision of the ceramic veneers camouflages these features without treating them.

While orthodontic tooth movement can rectify the true tooth 3-D position, alignment, and symmetry, the provision of the ceramic veneers can camouflage the same features.


Discrepancies may merely be harmonised in proportion with reshaping and provision of the ceramic veneers.