What makes a smile ?
A smile can be broken down into several components – what are they and how does it effect the smile
1, The lips – these frame the smile and large lips or thin can all make a difference to the smile and the way it looks thin lips will show more teeth and more of the gums
2, The gums – these can be considered the stage or the setting for the smile and they can have an impact on the smile if we show too much then this can give the gummy smile appearance.
3, The teeth – if the gums are the stage then the teeth are the actors and like actors they can come in many shapes and sizes but together the give the smile a certain character. Often if one or two are short or smaller in comparison to the others then this can effect the smile.
4, The face – not forgetting the face which lights up with a smile and the muscles in the face which move the cheek and allow us to smile .