If you are like most people, you’ve probably taken numerous online personality tests. But while you may know what dog breed you most resemble and where you should travel for your next vacation, you may not know what your smile reveals about your personality. Your smile and tooth shape can give a strong impression. So if you are considering cosmetic dentistry, it is important to know whether square or round teeth match your temperament.
At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, Dr. Matthew Bridges gets to know each of his patients personally. He also offers an array of treatment options performed with advanced materials. This allows him to create a unique smile design just for you.
To find out how you can achieve a smile that suits your personality, contact our Duncan, OK, office today.
Visagism: A Growing Art
Visagism is a recently developed art form that melds aesthetics with advanced science. Visagism comes from the French word “visage,” meaning face. Its purpose is to create smiles that match an individual’s sense of self.
Visagism is based on the concept of the four temperaments:
- Sensitive types are usually very organized, introverted, and abstract thinkers.
- Dynamic extroverts are enthusiastic, joyful, and great communicators.
- Peaceful individuals are spiritual and diplomatic.
- Strong types are passionate, decisive, fearless, and good leaders.
Clinicians who practice visagism believe that certain shapes are archetypal and suggest specific personality traits. Therefore, your tooth shape should match your particular temperament.
Square (or rectangular) teeth are quite defined and tend to reflect a strong and defined personality. They can also convey a sense of discipline and self-control. Square teeth also tend to have a masculine look.
If you feel that these traits match your personality, you may want straighter-edged teeth. In this case, porcelain veneers can be a great cosmetic dentistry option. These incredibly thin shells form a new facade for your teeth. By designing veneers with straighter edges and more defined angles, Dr. Bridges can give you a strong and determined appearance.
Dental bonding (or composite veneers) can achieve similar effects. However, instead of attaching porcelain to your teeth, Dr. Bridges will cover them in composite resin. He will sculpt the material before it hardens, creating lines and angles to achieve your desired results.
Round teeth often give a sense of delicacy and femininity. They can also indicate youthfulness, exuberance, and a positive outlook. It is important to note that overly rounded teeth could be a sign of tooth erosion.
Many times, veneers and dental bonding can be a great way to soften lines and give patients rounder teeth. In other instances, tooth contouring may be a better alternative. During this treatment, Dr. Bridges will carefully trim the edges of your teeth. By removing a tiny amount of enamel, he can change the shape without causing any discomfort or dental sensitivity.
Achieve Your Ideal Tooth Shape
Do you feel that your smile doesn’t match who you are inside? Contact Chisholm Trail Smile Center to schedule a cosmetic consultation.
You can reach us online or give us a call at (580) 255-4880.