Golden Proportion


The "golden proportioin" is an integral component of smile design.

The Golden Proportion is simply the ratio of 1:1.6.  The ratio was noticed by the ancient Greeks and is found throughout nature, architecture, the human face, and dentition.  We use the "Golden Mean Guage" to determine if things meet the Golden Proportion.


Gold Mean Guage evaluating a leaf and an insect                            Gold Mean Guage evaluating a common credit card

The Parthenon                                       Eyes                                 Teeth                             Face   

The "golden proportion" offers the clinician a way to determine roughly how to design a case.

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