An exciting addition to orthodontic practices is digital smile design technology, also known as DSD. This service allows our dentists to craft a brand new smile for our patients digitally, allowing you to see what your teeth will look like before treatment even starts. This way, you’re able to collaborate with our dentist to create the smile of your dreams!
The Golden Ratio of Beauty
Our brains are extremely good at finding symmetry—that is how we discovered the golden ratio of beauty, otherwise known as the Fibonacci sequence. When trying to mimic the beauty of nature in man-made architecture and design, philosophers and artists discovered a pattern that kept reappearing in nature. In measuring it, we discovered a perfect spiral of symmetry that can be lined up in roses, sea shells, trees, and even proportions in the human body.
Seeing this ratio all around us, our brains have a natural instinct for discovering beauty. When it comes to smiles, straight teeth that line up evenly are beautiful. We are naturally attracted to people with such smiles. And we all aspire to have the smile that shines with the golden ratio of beauty.
The Golden Ratio and Your Smile
How can Dental by Design give you this perfect smile? With Digital Smile Design! We can use incredible digital technology to design, print, and install your perfect smile according to the proportions of the golden ratio as applied to your body. Whether you wish your teeth were longer, straighter, or more symmetrical, digital smile design will give you the tools for long-lasting results that you can be proud of.
What Is Digital Smile Design? How Does It Work?
Here’s what you can expect from your smile design consultation:
- Digital impressions. To start the process, our technicians will take intraoral scans of your mouth. This provides a faster, more accurate representation of the current condition of your teeth. No more having to bite down on sticky molds for a dental impression!
- Uploaded images. Our dentist will take the 3D scans of your mouth and begin to work with them in the Digital Smile Design program. This allows us to assess the symmetry, functionality, and overall look of your potential smile.
- Collaboration. With these new images of your possible smile, we can then work with you on any further adjustments you’d like to have. By having precise images, our patients can have an active voice in their entire treatment plan.
- Treatment Begins! Your next appointment will be the start of the treatment process. Treatment varies from patient to patient. We will remove and repair any damage, install dental appliances, and close gaps to create a beautiful smile.
What Are the Benefits of Digital Smile Design?
Having a brand new smile can boost your confidence. You can feel more like yourself no matter what social situation you find yourself in. Smiles that look great are also healthy smiles that can make many aspects of your life easier. Being able to eat, speak, and properly clean your teeth can truly raise your quality of life.
Why choose Digital Smile Design?
- You’ll get high satisfaction from your new, individual smile.
- Have peace of mind in knowing that your voice is being heard.
- Digital smile design is unique, no two smiles look the same!
- The result is a beautiful, natural appearance.
Test Drive Your Beautiful New Smile
One of the great things about DSD is that you can test-drive your smile! Our local dentist can provide you with a temporary veneer to try on your new smile before committing to the final product. This allows full collaboration with our dentists to create a final, unique smile that you’ll be eager to share with the world.
Temporary veneers are made of acrylic and last for a couple of weeks. Your final veneers, dental crowns, bridges, or implants will be made from a custom, lab-created porcelain that mimics the same feel and appearance of our natural teeth. They’re stain-resistant and are not susceptible to changes in temperature like amalgam composite devices are.
Working Together for a Beautiful New Smile
Dental by Design believes in making lasting relationships with our patients and local communities. We are here to provide a range of services for you and your entire family! Whether it’s been a while since you’ve visited a dentist, or you’re new to our practice, we want to welcome you into our judgment-free, friendly offices.
Here are some of the additional services we provide:
- Teeth whitening.
- Dental veneers.
- Porcelain crowns/bridges.
- Invisalign® clear braces.
- Dental implants.
- Full mouth restoration.
Schedule Your Appointment
Do you have any further questions about designing your own new, custom smile? Give us a call to schedule your appointment today!