Quiz! What do the Great Pyramids of Giza, the Mona Lisa, the Fibonacci Sequence, flower petals, sea shells, and your smile all have in common?
They all follow the Golden Ratio!
The Golden Ratio is a special number found by dividing a line into two parts so that the longer part divided by the shorter part is also equal to the whole length divided by the longer part. In mathematics this term is often called phi, and is typically rounded off to 1.618.
Throughout history, this Golden Ratio is seen in many ancient creations including the Great Pyramid of Giza. In 1200 mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci revealed the specific properties of the Fibonacci Sequence, which ties directly to the Golden Ratio. Additionally, several painters during the Renaissance including Leonardo Da Vinci used the Golden Ratio in several of his pieces, including the Last Supper, Vitruvian Man, and the Mona Lisa.
Today, the Golden Ratio continues to be seen throughout nature. Flower petals, seed heads, pinecones, tree branches, sea shells, hurricanes, and even human fingers all contain sequences associated with this ratio.
With the new beauty standards of the modern world, this ratio has also been studied in regards to many cosmetic procedures, including veneers. The perfect, natural looking, smile displays the Golden Ratio. The four front teeth from the central incisor to the premolar are the most significant part of the smile and help determine the natural beauty.
When crafting our veneers, we make sure that each tooth fits with this perfect proportion, giving the illusion of a natural, flawless smile that fits seamlessly into the contours of one’s face, allowing many people to notice that something is different about their smile, yet never realize that their smile has been totally made over.