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About esthetic appearance of the mouth

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How to evaluate beauty of mouth when smiling is as follows.

  1. Smile line

    Smile lineIt is said that it would be ideal when the upper front teeth line overlaps along with the lower lip line in parallel when smiling.
    Men have more liner smile line compared to women.

  2. Lip line

    Lip lineThe lip line means the upper lip line when smiling. It is said that it would be ideal the lip line is located on the upper line of the upper teeth, and is called "middle lip line."

    Many of Japanese are the type which to expose gum widely called "hi-lip line." On the other hand, comparatively Westerners have low-lip line, and the teeth can be seen only half because of being hidden by the lip.

    The upper lip line when smiling. Depending on how the front teeth and gum are to be seen.
    Hi-lip line
    Gum can be seen widely.
    Middle lip line
    The lip does not hide the upper line of the upper front teeth.
    Low-lip line
    Half of the upper front teeth are hidden by the upper lip.

  3. Gum line

    The line of gum.
    There are the scallop type (the gum form like a scallop shell) and flat type (the gum in alignment). Either one, it is said that it would be esthetic to be bilaterally symmetric.

    before
    after

  4. Whiteness of teeth

    The color of teeth is very important point to improve an esthetic appearance. The darker color of teeth or implant may ruin your smile even with beautiful smile line, lip line or gum line.

    Sparkling white teeth add spice to your smile.

    before
    after


  5. Cleanliness

    Whatever it is, cleanliness is the most basic. Compared to the Westerners, Japanese do not have a custom to kiss in public, it seems like Japanese people do not concern much about taking care of teeth.

    Good teeth alignment makes easy to clean by brushing and better environment to avoid tooth decay and gum disease. Generally after the treatment, patients are highly concerned about teeth and try to take more time for brushing.

  6. The mouth corner turns up

    The mouth corner means both ends of the lips. The age would be evaluated from the direction of the mouth corner, either turning up or down.

    As people get older, the muscle deteriorates and turns down, however, it is said that people who are expressive, can delay muscle deterioration.

    The mouth corner turns up

What do you think of your type in the following pictures?

Cleanliness

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