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Symmetry

Symmetry

 

After high-school geometry I am sure symmetry hasn’t really crossed your mind.  We have accepted its truth and moved on to bigger and better things, but oddly enough, symmetry is everywhere around us.  Symmetry is actually one of the most coveted things.  Symmetry is what the eye perceives as beautiful.  Some of the most beautiful buildings in the world are symmetrical.

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As are some of the most beautiful people

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Wikipedia says that:  ‘ Facial symmetry has been shown to have an effect of ratings of attractiveness in human faces.[1][3] More symmetrical faces are perceived as more attractive in both males and females, although facial symmetry plays a larger role in judgments of attractiveness concerning female faces.[8]

What does this all mean?  We can’t just swap out what nature gave us so we need to work with what we’ve got. Some of us who are more asymmetrical will have a pronounced strong side of the face, as seen with Katy Perry (below), her right side is her dominant side.

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In my field I love creating more beautiful faces, rather than just beautiful teeth.  Beautiful teeth that don’t fit within a face or balance out the face’s strong and weak side are epic failures because they do not create a more beautiful whole.

It was not that long ago patients would come to me and say I don’t want veneers because I don’t want fake looking teeth, this is because they would see things like Hillary Duff (below).

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The reason why Hilary Duffs veneers were an epic fail is because

1. They were too long for her ‘heart-shaped’ face

2.  Her dental midline is shifted to the right which enhances her already ‘right’ side dominant face

3. They appear to be ‘prep-less’ veneers that are bulky, opaque and very un-natural.

Take away, eyes like symmetry. Unfortunately nature is not as abundant with symmetry as we would hope for, but don’t fret we can still create beauty with balance and radiance!  If you are interested in enhancing your smile to create an even more beautiful ‘whole,’ call us for a complimentary evaluation (949)825-6020.

cheers!

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