February 21, 2012

Dentists dish up Priyanka Chopra's smile

Madhuri Dixit's smile, which stole millions of hearts in the 1990s, may no longer be a hit. Priyanka Chopra pearlies are in-her smile, that shows only teeth and not the gums, is all the rage. And orthodontists in the city are regularly doing a Priyanka on young and to-be married girls.

Women, mostly in the marriageable age bracket, are visiting clinics to design their smiles before they start meeting prospective grooms, and sometimes, before attending important social functions.

Dentists in the city get 200-300 cases every year, where people-mostly women-prefer to undergo one or the other kind of cosmetic dental surgery.

Dr Shraddha Bahirwani, aesthetic dentist, Manipal Hospital, says: "Girls, especially those of marriageable age, aspiring models and air-hostesses are conscious about their smile. They want it to be perfect, and aesthetic dentistry provides them an option to 'design' their smile according to their face."