Answer: The Principle of Divine Proportion
DID YOU KNOW THAT HIGHLY SKILLED COSMETIC DENTISTS LIKE DR. BEVERIDGE often use Leonardo da Vinci’s “Principle of Divine Proportion” when they design your gorgeous new smile? It’s true.
When designing a beautiful new smile many factors are taken into account including your age, lifestyle, and of course, physical characteristics. In addition, there are other truisms associated with your teeth themselves that Dr. Beveridge must consider—including the fact that our teeth tend to get shorter with age as they wear.
Much like a fine oil painter working on a canvas, Dr. Beveridge takes his artistic inspiration and his experience and turns them into awesome smiles. In some cases, procedural and design techniques include tooth lengthening or shortening. Veneers are also considered sometimes to widen your teeth or broaden a smile. Crowns can bring subtle, yet totally different dimensions to a patient’s facial proportions. It is surprising to most people to see the big difference that little tiny adjustments make. It’s part art, and part science.
Just for fun, take a minute, look into a mirror and ask yourself the following questions:
> Can I draw a vertical line from my pupil to a corner of my mouth?
> Does my face divide horizontally into thirds?
> Does the lower third of my face divide into thirds again (from nose to chin)?
> Does my face divide into fifths vertically (5 times the width of one eye)?
It’s fun and interesting when you begin to notice mother nature’s “divine” and intricate connections to artistic principles.
Dr. Beveridge adds, “Cosmetic dental procedures are absolutely worth the investment in altering or restoring the ideal proportions for your own physical characteristics. There’s nothing more fulfilling for me, and our team, than witnessing the often life-changing transformation that takes place for many of our patients through smile makeovers.”
Have you ever wondered what the impact would be in your life if you had a truly beautiful smile? Have you ever wondered what it would do to your self confidence? How would that increased self confidence effect your relationships? Your career? If you’ve wondered, come in and visit with Dr. Beveridge.
Chances are, after we’re finished, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
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