Smile Design: My Approach to Creating Your Ideal Smile

Dr Lily Taheri

Dr Lily Taheri

Principal dentist at Connolly Dental Boutique and the only dentist in Perth with the Mastership certification in Digital Smile Design.

In this article, I give an overview of smile design, how to analyse a smile and my process as the only certified Digital Smile Design Master in Perth.

Introduction: Importance of smile design

The appearance of your smile is important. It is one of the first things people notice about you, and it can play a big role in how you feel about yourself. If you’re not happy with your smile, you may be reluctant to smile or laugh in public. A bad smile can also make you look older than you are.

But thanks to advances in dental technology, there are now a number of different ways to improve the appearance of your smile. One of the most advanced is smile design, which involves changing the shape and size of your teeth to create a more attractive and natural-looking smile.

Smile design can be used to correct a number of dental problems, including crooked teeth, gapped teeth, and overbites. It can also be used to whiten teeth and fix uneven tooth wear.

This process starts with a smile design analysis.

Smile Design Analysis

Dental smile analysis is a process that uses computer imaging to create a 3D model of your teeth. This allows your dentist to see any problems with your smile and come up with a plan to fix them. The analysis can also help your dentist choose the right type of treatment for you.

If you’re thinking about getting dental work done, be sure to ask your dentist about Digital Smile Design (DSD). DSD is the most advanced smile design technology. DSD gives you the ability to codesign your ideal smile with your dentist.

Connolly Dental Boutique’s Dr Lily Taheri is the only dentist in Western Australia with a Mastership certification in Digital Smile Design.

Smile Design Principles

A beautiful smile is something that everyone wants. There are certain principles for designing a smile that can help you co-create the perfect smile with DSD Master, Dr Taheri.

Your ideal smile requires perfect integration of facial composition and dental composition. Your facial composition is made up of the hard and soft tissues of the face. The dental composition includes your teeth and their relationship to gingival tissues (the gums).

The first step is to choose the right shape for the teeth. Teeth can be round, square, or triangular. Round teeth are generally more feminine, while square teeth are more masculine. Triangular teeth are in between.

The second step is to choose the right colour for the teeth. The colour of the teeth should contrast with the skin tone of the person’s face. For example, someone with a light skin tone should have teeth that are white or light yellow, while someone with a dark skin tone should have teeth that are darker in colour.

The third step is to choose the right size for the teeth. The size of the teeth should be proportional to the size of the person’s face.

Your dentist will be able to use your facial structure to create the ideal smile your face shape and structure that looks completely natural.

Conclusion: Importance of Smile makeover in Overall Facial Aesthetics

A smile is one of the most important facial features, and it can have a significant impact on overall facial aesthetics. In order to create a beautiful smile, it is important to consider all of the different elements that contribute to it, such as the shape of the teeth, the position of the lips, and the relative proportions of the face.


The skilled dentists at Connolly Dental Boutique can use cosmetic dentistry techniques to improve the appearance of a smile. Some common Digital Smile Design procedures include teeth whitening, dental crowns and veneers, and orthodontics.

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