Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and it can undoubtedly play a big role in your overall attractiveness. While many factors contribute to a great smile, one that often gets overlooked is the width of the buccal corridors. Some studies say those with broader smiles because of their full buccal corridors appear more attractive. They’re even dubbed as a “celebrity smile.” Think of Margot Robbie, Angelina Jolie, & Julia Roberts. Today, we’ll explore why wider smiles are more attractive and what you can do to enhance your smile.

What Are Buccal Corridors?

Buccal corridors are the spaces on either side of your upper teeth when you smile, and they are sometimes referred to as “negative spaces.” When these spaces are narrow or nonexistent, they can give the appearance of a closed-off, unapproachable smile. On the other hand, wider buccal corridors can create a more inviting, attractive smile.

Why Are Wider Smiles More Attractive?

One reason wider smiles look more appealing is they create a sense of balance and symmetry in a face. When the buccal corridors are too narrow, it can throw off the proportions of the smile and make a face look less symmetrical. Wider buccal corridors create a more proportionate look and a “toothier” smile.

Another reason? Wide buccal corridors can make the teeth appear larger and more prominent. When the buccal corridors are wide or full, there is more negative space around the teeth, which can create the illusion of larger teeth. This is especially true for people with smaller or more recessed teeth, as wider buccal corridors can help compensate for this.

How Can You Enhance Your Smile?

Of course, not everyone is born with wide buccal corridors. Fortunately, there are some ways to enhance your smile and create a wider, more attractive look.

  • Orthodontic Treatment: One option is orthodontic treatment, such as braces or clear aligners. By repositioning the teeth, the braces can create an arch expansion, allowing for wider buccal corridors and improving the smile arc.
  • Cosmetic Dentistry: Another option is cosmetic dentistry, such as porcelain veneers or dental bonding. These treatments involve placing thin layers of material over the teeth to improve their appearance. In the case of buccal corridors, veneers or bonding can be used to thicken the teeth and make them protrude more, creating an appearance of a fuller or wider smile. 
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Want Another Way to Improve Your Smile? Try Teeth Whitening.

You don’t have to go through different treatments to enhance your smile. Sometimes, all you need is a few sessions of professional teeth whitening

Teeth whitening is a popular cosmetic dental treatment that can help brighten and enhance the appearance of your smile. While many over-the-counter whitening products are available, professional teeth whitening offers several benefits over at-home treatments.

First, professional teeth whitening is more effective than at-home kits. This is because professional treatments use stronger whitening agents that can penetrate deeper into your teeth to remove stains and discolouration.

Second, professional teeth whitening is safer than at-home treatments. When done incorrectly, at-home kits can cause tooth sensitivity and even damage to the enamel. Professional whitening sessions are done under the supervision of a dentist, who can ensure that the treatment is safe and effective.

Finally, professional teeth whitening offers longer-lasting results than at-home whitening kits. While at-home treatments may only last a few months, in-office teeth whitening can provide results that last up to two years with proper maintenance.

Summing It Up

To sum it up, wider smiles are more attractive because they create balance and symmetry in the face and can make the teeth appear larger and more prominent. If you want a wider smile, there are several options to help you achieve the look you want. You can try getting braces & other orthodontic treatments and cosmetic dentistry.

Teeth whitening is another great option to consider. By brightening your teeth, you can create a more youthful, radiant smile that will surely turn heads. If you’re interested in professional teeth whitening, book an appointment with us. We offer in-office teeth whitening to help make your teeth brighter and more attractive. 

But in the end, the most important thing is to feel confident and happy with your smile. Whether you choose to enhance your buccal corridors, whiten your teeth, or simply embrace the smile you now have, the key is to love yourself and let your inner beauty shine through.