Celebrity Makeovers Volume 1

Kyle Richards makeover

You may watch the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills on Bravo or have seen Paris Hilton's aunt on some documentary on E!.  It is no news that she recently had her teeth done, and the transformation, in my opinion is exactly what she needed.

 

 

Before and after nose reconstruction

Before and after nose reconstruction

Here you can see she has a very small mid face area to start and her profile is somewhat concave rather than convex.  Her lower jaw is much larger than her upper jaw and while she is beautiful you can see where many asymmetries lie.

 

If you observe Kyle on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills prior to her dental makeover, you will notice that you never really see her teeth.

 

Lower teeth show more than the upper teeth when talking

Lower teeth show more than the upper teeth when talking

Full smile barely any teeth are shown

Full smile barely any teeth are shown

Lip at rest not teeth are shown

Lip at rest not teeth are shown

So as you can see she definitely needed to show more upper teeth to give more balance in the mid face. As we age our tooth display becomes less, but in this case you can see she started with less a than normal display. I also advise patients that fillers almost always decrease that amount of tooth shown because they lessen the mobility of the lip and cast a shadow on the teeth as well.

All of these factors being said, lengthening teeth isn’t always that easy. Often times there is not enough room to just add to the length of the teeth and there are other factors involved as well. In Kyles case, it appears that they reconstructed her bite which also gives her more height in the middle and lower thirds of her face, thereby giving more room to lengthen the upper teeth as well. Her face now is more balance not only because of the teeth display, but also because of the added height to her bite. This is what we call facial analysis and restoring radiance to the face, through the teeth.

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