What Does a Perfect Smile Look Like?

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Are you dreaming of having a perfect smile? What is the perfect smile anyway? Take a good look at the smiles that you think are beautiful. Even though they may all be attractive, you’ll notice a wide range when it comes to the color, size, shape, and alignment of teeth. As dental professionals, we believe that a perfect smile is one that’s healthy and functioning properly. Of course, we understand that aesthetics play a role as well.

The Color of the Teeth

One of the biggest factors that can affect how nice a smile looks is the color of the teeth. Not only are yellow teeth seen as less attractive, but they can also be a sign of dental health problems. While white teeth are the conventional standard for a perfect smile, it’s important to consider how white. Just like when it comes to fake tanning, there’s a point where you can go overboard. To look natural, teeth should be the same shade of white as the whites of your eyes. If your teeth aren’t naturally white, we offer professional teeth whitening to boost their brightness.

The Alignment of Teeth

To many people, a perfect smile is a straight smile. Crowding, overlapping, overbites, underbites, and crossbites are all common issues when it comes to the alignment of teeth. Having straight teeth can not only give you more confidence, but they are also easier to keep clean, which certainly pays off in the long run. Even more than that, having aligned teeth leads to better chewing function and ensures that pressure is distributed evenly. If you aren’t one of the lucky ones whose teeth came in perfectly aligned, orthodontics like Invisalign® clear aligners can help you get the smile of your dreams.

Get the Smile That’s Perfect For You

If you need help designing and achieving your perfect smile, we invite you to come to Sullivan Family Dental for a cosmetic dental consultation. We offer a wide variety of treatments to improve both your oral health and your self esteem. The team at our Westwood practice would be more than happy to be your partners on the path to smile perfection.