WHAT IS BEAUTY?
Beauty is defined as “the phenomenon of the experience of pleasure through perception of balance and proportion of stimulus.” It’s almost impossible to define beauty objectively, since everyone views it differently based on life experience, predispositions, and biochemistry. Beauty may be immeasurable, but harmony–one of the most important components of physical beauty—can be measured.
The golden ratio, or the golden proportion, can be found throughout nature and in some of the world’s greatest works of art. It can also be found in the facial structure of most of the people we consider to be beautiful. It has been said that if you draw a rectangle around the face of the Mona Lisa, the ratio of height to width of that rectangle is equal to the golden ratio. Symmetry is scientifically proven to be attractive to the human eye, but not all facial features contribute equally to the perception of beauty. According to Professor Gordon Patzer’s “The Physical Attractiveness Phenomenon,” there are five predominant features that factor into physical attractiveness:
Facial aesthetic design is about more than just teeth—it’s about all the elements of the face and how they work together to achieve the most beautiful and natural smile.
Rosenthal Apa Group doesn’t use the traditional method of smile design because it focuses on creating perfectly symmetrical teeth, which in an asymmetrical frame like the face actually creates a disharmony. Although dentistry is in many ways a science, cosmetic dentistry requires the innovation, creativity, and skill of an artist to craft the perfect smile to complement an individual’s unique facial features. While beauty may be subjective, balance is not—and balance is what Rosenthal Apa Group can create, using advanced facial mapping techniques and a thorough understanding of how the human eye perceives beauty.