According to cosmetic dentist Michael Kosdon, DDS—who is renowned for his outstanding smile design techniques and smile makeover transformations—it is important to have the right proportion of top teeth showing when one smiles. Every smile and face is unique; however, it is common for the eight top front teeth to be visible in an “ideal” smile. If the upper pre-molars or canines are hidden behind the teeth in front of them (due to crowding, tooth size/shape, or, in some cases, the effects of orthodontic treatment) the smile can appear narrow.
Cosmetic Dentistry for a Broader Smile
For individuals concerned with the disproportionate look of a narrow upper arch, Dr. Kosdon offers precision-tailored cosmetic dentistry treatment plans that can broaden the smile with optimal results. Often, custom-designed porcelain veneers are a simple, conservative, and long-lasting solution for creating a broader, more beautiful smile. These high-quality ceramic shells are bonded securely to the front side of each visible tooth to achieve an optimal thickness, shape, length, alignment, and shade for a smile that’s perfectly suited to your unique features and goals. For patients with crowding and/or misalignment of the upper teeth that cannot be adequately resolved with porcelain veneers alone, Invisalign® treatment may be recommended prior to veneer placement.
Smile and Beauty Evaluation
The secret to Dr. Kosdon’s success with veneers lies in his comprehensive and technologically advanced approach to the consultation and smile design process. The initial appointment includes what he calls a “Smile and Beauty Evaluation”. During the “Smile and Beauty Evaluation” he not only examines the teeth and asks about aesthetic concerns, he performs a detailed evaluation of your smile’s appearance and facial beauty. Using the measurements and information gathered during this stage, he is able to develop a smile design that fits you beautifully, and looks natural. For patients with a narrow smile, he can calculate exactly how much to broaden and reshape each of the upper front teeth with porcelain veneers for the most aesthetically pleasing dimensions and proportions.
Are you considering a smile makeover? Contact our office in Manhattan to schedule a consultation with Dr. Kosdon to learn about how easy it can be to get the smile you’ve always wanted.
Editor’s note: The original version of this post was published on July 5, 2018.