1. The first thing we do is analyse your face.This is done by looking at a few factors.
a. We look at your skeletal profile (your face shape from the side)
b.The cant of your arch (is you smile slanted and not straight)
c.The midline (middle of your teeth whether it meets the middle of your face)
d.The dynamics of your lips (when you smile, how much of your teeth do you show)
e.The amount of gums you show
2. The second thing we look at is you anterior smile (that is the smile in the fronts part of your mouth). This is done by looking at
a. Horizontal position of the edges of your front teeth that is, are your teeth too far forward, too far back, too ling, too short)
b. Vertical position of teeth ie is your smile line following the lip line, touching your lips or reverse. Also how much are you teeth revealed when you are not smiling.
c. Width to length ratio of your teeth. Generally the ratio is 80%
d. The height of the gingivae (gums) in relation to the ones on the adjacent teeth)
e. The shape of your teeth and therefore the shape of the space between your teeth called the embrasure.
f. The inclination of you teeth (are they straight or slanted and if slanted how much are they slanted)
3. The last thing we look at is your posterior smile (that is the way the smile blends with your back teeth)
a. Is there a space between you cheeks and teeth (buccal corridor)
b. The way your gums blend in with the back teeth.