While the style of an iconic smile can change from time to time, and those who display it may come in and out of vogue, the basic elements of what’s considered attractive remain constant. Click through to see the five elements of a sexy smile.
The Ideal Shape
Teeth that don’t display a near-perfect shape won’t make much of a lasting impression. “If teeth are crooked, they won’t look right,” says Palm Desert, CA, cosmetic dentist René Dell’Acqua, DDS. Teeth should have a natural curve to them and be straight at the bottom, but not appear too flat.
Teeth that are proportional to one another in relation to the face are important in an iconic smile. “This means that the teeth formed horizontally in each dental arch are parallel to the eyes and proportional to the cheeks,” says Atlanta cosmetic dentist Ronald Goldstein, DDS. “For instance, Julia Roberts’ smile is considered iconic because of the fullness of her smile. When she smiles, you see all of her teeth, which shows as beautiful and friendly.”
Pretty In Color
A pretty smile that’s admired by all has great symmetry (even if parts of it show signs of asymmetry). In general, teeth should appear fairly symmetrical and follow a similar pattern all around the mouth. The front two upper teeth should be nearly identical in size, length and shape, and so should the front two bottom teeth.
Lips Have Natural-Looking Volume and Frame The Smile
An instant giveaway of youth is a pretty smile- that means nice teeth, a minimized appearance of fine lines, and most importantly, full lips. If you want an iconic smile, but are afraid of the infamous “Duck Pout”, Restylane, an FDA-Approved Hyaluronic Acid gel filler, is for you. Ideal for those with thin lips, this filler temporarily increases volume and smooths lines around the mouth for a natural-looking smile
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