The truth is that there is no right or wrong answer to this great debate. Square teeth are not inherently better than round teeth (and vice versa). However, after evaluating your smile, your cosmetic dentist can form a constructive opinion on which shape may blend in nicely with your natural features.
At Chisholm Trail Smile Center, Dr. Matthew L. Bridges helps patients decide which teeth shape looks more flattering on them and which cosmetic dentistry techniques can help them achieve their goals aesthetically. Here, we go over three considerations when deciding which shape your teeth should be that may come up during your initial consultation.
Consider Face Shape
Facial recognition scientists define nine distinct face shapes, and knowing yours can help you look and feel your best. As a rule of thumb, go for a tooth shape opposite your natural face shape.
For instance, if you have a more angular (such as a heart or square-shaped face), round teeth may look more suitable when you smile. Conversely, consider square teeth if your face is more soft and curved (including oval or round face shapes).
Use the Golden Ratio Method
Discovered by the ancient Greeks, the golden ratio is a mathematical formula that describes two numbers (a and b). The sum of (a+b) divided by the larger number (a) must be equal to the ratio of the larger number divided by the smaller number (a divided by b).
Sometimes nicknamed the “divine proportion,” the golden ratio frequently exists in the natural world and is often showcased by the number of petals on a flower, the seed pattern in a sunflower, the number of sides in an unpeeled banana, and more.
Dentists can incorporate the golden ratio into your smile by using it as a tool to assess the widths of the anterior maxillary teeth and to create a more natural-looking, proportionate smile.
Incorporate Your Personality Into Your Smile
You might not realize this, but how your teeth are shaped may subconsciously convey certain personality traits when you smile.
As people get older, teeth tend to experience more wear and tear, so square teeth can come across as more mature or weathered. Conversely, people with round teeth are generally perceived as more gentle and feminine. Furthermore, the incisors of younger patients tend to be more rounded, so round incisors can appear more youthful.
Square or Round Teeth? We can help you decide.
Although there’s no wrong or right answer, consider what will make you feel the most confident about your smile and your cosmetic dentist’s opinion. When it comes to changing the shape and size of your teeth, here are some services offered at our Duncan, OK location that can dramatically transform your smile:
- Porcelain and composite veneers are paper-thin shells adhered to the top of the teeth that can add dimension and hide minor imperfections (such as gaps between the teeth).
- Dental bonding will do the trick and can smooth out small flaws when bonded to the existing teeth.
- Tooth contouring can address minor cosmetic imperfections by gently reshaping the tooth.
Should your teeth look rounder or more square? Find the answer to this question by scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation by calling 580-255-4880 or messaging us online.