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IP Indian Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Research

Effect of buccal corridors on smile esthetics

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Author Details : Ramya KS*, Mahesh HV

Volume : 6, Issue : 1, Year : 2020

Article Page : 9-11

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Objective: To evaluate the influence of buccal corridor space on smile attractiveness as judged by lay persons and orthodontists.
Materials and Methods: Colour photographs depicting entire face of 10 aesthetically pleasing subjects (5 females and 5 males) were taken. Digital alteration of maxillary posterior dentition area was done in all photographs to get a range of smile fullness i.e. Narrow, medium and broad. The digitally modified images were presented to a panel of ten lay persons and ten orthodontists for image comparison and determining smile attractiveness.
Results: The difference in the judgement of lay persons and orthodontists pertaining to the influence of buccal corridors on smile aesthetics was not significant. Both lay persons and orthodontists rated small buccal corridor space as having more attractive smile than the ones with large buccal corridor space.
Conclusion: Minimal buccal corridors can be called as one of the preferred aesthetic feature and large buccal corridor spaces could be considered for orthodontic corrections.

Keywords: Buccal corridor space, Smile aesthetics & Orthodontists.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijodr.2020.003

How to cite : Ramya Ks, Mahesh Hv, Effect of buccal corridors on smile esthetics. IP Indian J Orthod Dentofacial Res 2020;6(1):9-11

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