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What Makes the Perfect Smile?

What Makes the Perfect Smile

Have you ever seen someone and just been transfixed by their smile? Something about a beautiful grin can say a thousand words, lift your spirits and even make you fall in love. It is easy to say that someone has a great smile but what makes the perfect smile? That can be subjective, but people have been attempting to find the science behind it.

Unfortunately, very few of us have this elusive perfect smile, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get it. Whenever you browse your Instagram or watch the telly, you probably notice how everyone has a perfect smile. They weren’t all born that way. The majority have gone through some simple treatments to get the smile of their dreams, and so can you with a bit of help from us as Smile Stories. Before you start your smile journey, let’s take a look at what makes the perfect smile.

Do You Want a Wide or Narrow Smile?

We can all think of those actors or celebrities who have beautiful wide smiles but is it better to have a wide or narrower smile? One sure thing is that people with narrower jaws sometimes struggle with overcrowding of their teeth. This is a common problem that you can thankfully fix with a simple Invisalign treatment.

Anyway, it turns out that most people respond better to a broader smile, according to scientific research that has been carried out. This so-called perfect smile should be approximately half of the width of the face.

What about Gums?

We think all smiles are beautiful, but if you feel a little self-conscious about your gummy smile, you will be pleased to find out there are plenty of ways to improve it aesthetically.

Unfortunately, there is nothing you can do about having a naturally prominent set of gums when you smile, but you can undertake a range of treatments to give you greater smile confidence. These smile makeover treatments range from the less invasive botox treatments or Invisalign to lip repositioning and surgery. If you want to know more about this common problem, check out our gummy smile treatment advice.

White Teeth Are Essential

We all enjoy a glass of red wine or a daily cup of coffee (or six), but these harmless vices can significantly impact our teeth and smiles. It turns out that gleaming white teeth are hugely important when it comes to the perfect smile. Bright white gnashers give off a healthy and clean appearance that just can’t be achieved by dull and discoloured teeth. 

If you are feeling self-conscious of your stained toothy smile, then there is no need to worry. Teeth whitening is one of the more popular treatments we carry out here at Smile Stories, and our results speak for themselves. When you come in, our experts will remove any stains and get rid of those unsightly brown marks that make you think twice about taking more selfies or showing off that beautiful grin.

All about the Teeth

In our quest to find out what makes the perfect smile, it turns out that teeth really do hold the key. As we mentioned before, the colour of your teeth is hugely important but so are other aspects of their appearance. It turns out the symmetry of straight, evenly spaced teeth is also pretty high on the list of what makes the perfect smile.

Whether you suffer from a lack of smile confidence or you never had the chance to wear braces as a kid, it is never too late to make a change and start your smile journey. Here at Smile Stories, we have a range of treatments like Invisalign or composite bonding that we can use to give you straighter, more symmetrical teeth that you can’t help but show off.

The Secret to Your Smile

If you had to ask yourself what makes the perfect smile, you would probably cover one of the points we have made previously. We all want whiter, straighter teeth and a broader, more symmetrical smile, but the truth is that all smiles are different, whether a mischievous or an angelic smile. What makes your smile perfect is how you feel inside.

When you smile confidently and contentedly, authenticity is hard to ignore. If you don’t feel like you can smile with confidence and the last thing you want to do is “say cheese” then it is time to take action. Start your journey with Smile Stories and get a lifetime of smile confidence today.

Get the smile you have always wanted with Smile Stories and take a free video consultation to find out how we can make your dream come true.


Dr Gareth Edwards BDS (Hons) MFDS RCPS (Glasg) qualified from university with honours. Working in the Bournemouth & Poole area, he’s passionate about orthodontics, minimally invasive dentistry and is a certified Invisalign provider.

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