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Smile Design Principles

Many feel that a smile is more than just a feature of their faces. Smiles can greatly attribute it to self-esteem. It is usually the first thing people see when they meet you, so it can be an important part of a great first impression. If you are self-conscious or unhappy with your smile, it can seriously affect how others perceive you. Fortunately, Advanced Dental of Berlin, Connecticut understands the impact a smile can have on your life and Dr. Maroon is capable of transforming your dental characteristics to produce dramatic results with positive influences on your life.
Here are some of the characteristics Dr. Maroon will take into account to improve the overall esthetic impact of your smile. The principles can be divided into four parts:

Facial Esthetics

Dr. Maroon will study your facial and muscular characteristics through visual and photographic analysis.  Because everyone is unique in appearance, he is careful to note things that will improve your esthetics such as how the lips frame your smile when you speak, smile or laugh.

Gingival (Gum) Esthetics

Healthy gums are essential to smile design and their appearance is a major factor Dr. Maroon will look into.  If you feel you do not like certain characteristics of your gums you can discuss them with Dr. Maroon.  He may review certain aspects that may be improved such as excessive gingival display (gummy smile), uneven gum contours, inflammation and exposed root surfaces.


Microesthetics take into account the subtle characteristics that make your teeth look the way they do, such as how they reflect light and their unique marks or colorations.  An ideal restoration is one that closely resembles that of natural teeth.


Macroesthetics cover the overall appearance of your teeth relative to your particular features and analyzes the relationships and proportions between front teeth, surrounding tissue landmarks and facial characteristics.

For more information about smile design principles contact Advanced Dental.