Facial Beauty - Dr. Michael Dagostino, D.D.S.
Newsletter for May, 2007
With the spring showers come beautiful bouquets of colors to visually
enhance the change of seasons. My staff and I wish you a wonderful spring
Like many of you, much of our knowledge of current events come from the
slew of magazines that grace the racks in my reception area. Sometimes
there are articles that are thought provoking. In this month's TIME
magazine there is an essay about "pretty" people being married
to "unattractive" spouses titled, "The Last Taboo".
The photos at the top of the essay illustrate some important fundamental
principals of facial beauty. Beauty in humans and other species is largely
based on facial symmetry, harmony, and balance. There are beautiful people who
have features that by themselves are unattractive, (i.e. big noses).
However, in the context of their face they are still attractive because
there is balance.
In the picture of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, one can see a
balanced and symmetrical face in Franklin, and a grossly imbalanced face
in Eleanor due to her overbite. The picture of Ric Ocasek (of The Car's
fame) shows his face with grossly distorted facial planes. His eyes and
mouth slant at a 25 degree angle to his ear plane (otic plane). This
distortion is fairly common in forceps delivery patients, and is readily
corrected by appliances we use in our practice everyday .
In our office we strive to create beautiful smiles with facial harmony
and balance by correcting these asymmetries and facial plane distortions.
Correct treatment leads to healthy, happy, "beautiful"
If you or someone you love is interested in correcting a facial
asymmetry please contact my office for a no charge consultation.
Michael W. Dagostino, DDS
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