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What Makes A Great Smile?

According to a survey conducted by Kelton Global for the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, an attractive smile is the best way to make a positive first impression.

In the study, 48 percent of adults think a smile is the most memorable feature after they meet someone for the first time.

Perfect Smile

So what makes a great smile?

Pearly white teeth that are not stained or chipped.

If your teeth are yellow from coffee or smoking, or if you’ve got chipped teeth, this can age the appearance of your smile.

Straight teeth that are in harmony with your smile and lips.

Straight teeth that are in harmony with your smile and lips

If the bottom edges of your upper teeth follow the curvature of your lower lip when you smile, that creates a more natural beautiful smile.



Relative tooth dimension and size of teeth are proportionate to your face



If your teeth and gums are the same size and shape on both sides of the middle of your face, you will have a beautiful smile.

Smile Width

Smile Width

In a narrow smile, the side teeth can be in shadow and leave dark triangles at the corners of your mouth. A wider smile is a more beautiful smile.



The amount of gums showing when you smile can also impact on the attractiveness of a smile.

Interincisal Angles

Interincisal Angles

The small triangle spaces between the tips of the teeth are important to create a beautiful yet natural look.

There’s other factors as well that contribute to the making of a great smile! Such as the lips and tooth axis, which is the tilt and inclination of the individual teeth.

Dr. Lydia is a dentist in Bracken Ridge Dental, who has a special interest in cosmetic dentistry and specialises in helping people restore their smiles and become confident in smiling, talking and eating again.

If you are unhappy with your smile, come in to see us for a chat on how to improve your smile today!

Contact us by ringing us on (07) 3261 2405 or BOOK A CONSULTATION with us and take the first step to getting quality dental treatment.

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before and after

Caption: Michael came to us with very worn teeth and found himself constantly having dental work done as his fillings don’t last very long in his worn teeth. He also disliked his smile. We built up his teeth with ceramic crowns and this is the result. Pat loves his smile now and can eat what he wants without worrying about fillings falling out. His teeth are now stronger than ever and will last a long time.