Facial Harmony

What Does Facial Harmony Mean?

In the absence of facial harmony, the face is not initially viewed as a balanced unit. Instead, attention is drawn to the disproportionate parts of the face. This can be disproportionate facial structures, such as lips, nose, and eyes in their relationship to each other. The teeth are the other main facial feature to consider. Dark or misaligned teeth, spaces between them and gummy smiles all lead to an unattractive face.

The concept of beauty has most often connected to harmony and harmonic proportions.

While beauty cannot be measured, harmony (which is most often associated with beauty) can. Disregarding ornamentation such as make-up and hairstyle, facial harmony can be calculated according to formulas, dictating a sort of a blueprint for the ideal human face.

Recent studies on the highest-paid magazine models revealed the current ideal of facial aesthetics: A slightly protruding mouth profile, clear outline of bony structure, permanent display of upper teeth, short upper lip and, quite naturally, a seductive smile. Many of us feel that this ideal is out of reach. But the truth is that Cosmetic Dentistry can help us attain it.

The satisfactory division of a surface into parts that are different in shape and size yet are related to each other is called repeated ratio. The most significant repeated ratio in history and nature is the Divine Proportion. Divine Proportions have been created for more than 2000 years in art and architecture. They can be found in the pyramids and Gothic cathedrals, as well as in Greek art and the works of Leonardo da Vinci. They are also found in most aspects of nature.

Why Do Teeth And Facial Structures Have To Conform To The Divine Proportion To Be Perceived As Attractive Or Beautiful?

Facial structures may have other than divine proportions and still be attractive.

This all may depend on the effect of individual shapes, the tension resulting from the integration of the various forms, and the specific characteristics of perception.

However, sooner or later, at any given distance, attention will be given to general proportions. With the presence of Divine Proportions, the face will be perceived as in harmony and therefore have structural beauty.