Welcome to my changemysmile blog. This will keep you up to date with many things that are happening within the world of cosmetic dentistry. Please visit the links to the right of this page, if you are thinking of having cosmetic treatment then the 'i-esthetic' link will prove most useful to you. Thanks for visiting and I hope to welcome you back soon. Mark

Thursday, March 09, 2006

The Golden Proportion in your smile

Ok, lets start by looking at the relationship of teeth to teeth. If you have read 'The Da Vinci Code' then you will know all about the Fibonacci series or 'Golden Proportion'. This is a series of numbers that have a unique relationship to one another. The series is 1,1,2,3,5,8,13,21,33... the next number is the sum of the 2 before.

What is the signifcance of this then? The proportion of one number to the next is always 0.68 or 1.68, this is the golden propotion or golden ratio. Everything we see that looks good relates to this number - designers use the golden raton...becasue things look good that way!. Check out these images from www.goldenmeanguage.co.uk.

The proportion between the calipers is 0.68 or 1.68, even nature adheres to this number...

Pretty amazing stuff! If we don't copy this golden ratio with teeth THEY WILL NOT LOOK RIGHT! The second tooth from the front is taken as a ratio of 1, (looking from the front) the front tooth is 1.68 this width and the eye tooth or canine is 0.68 this width, measure the image at the top of this page.

It is crucial that the person designing your new smile appreciates this in order to achieve the best result. AT SBO Dental Laboratory we have many years experience in designing smiles - please visit our website at www.changemysmile.co.uk for more information on how to give your self a new smile.

Please visit again soon for the next mini lesson in smile design.

Bue for now,

Mark Oborn

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