CEPHALOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF POSTORTHODONTIC PATIENTS WITH ATTRACTIVE AND LEAST ATTRACTIVE FRONTAL POSED SMILE PHOTOGRAPHS
Mayuri Jakkan*, Sunil kumar P., Akash Lavate, Sneha Hoshing, Bhagyashri Bugade and Reshu Parmar
Aim: The aim of this study is to find facial beauty related to specific skeletofacial, dental & soft-tissue morphology between postorthodontic patients with attractive and least attractive frontal posed smiles. Materials and Methods: The attractiveness of close-up photographs of frontal posed smiles in 30 adult patients after conventional orthodontic treatment will be evaluated by 10 experienced orthodontist using a visual analogue scale and grouped into 15 attractive (7-Male & 8-Female; age group- 18-35years) and 15 least attractive patients (7-Male,8-Female; age group- 18-35years). The post treatment cephalograms of the same patients will be taken and compared for skeletal, dental, and soft-tissue morphology. Results: The statistical significant differences seen between the attractive and least attractive groups in Lower lip to E-line (p=0.01). Further, the least attractive group showed significantly larger to all parameters except Anterior facial height, Interincisal angle, convex, Upper lip Length Greater when compared with the attractive group. Conclusion: Cephalometric analysis revealed that postorthodontic male & female patients with least attractive frontal posed smiles are characterized by average divergent skeletal pattern with extruded maxillary incisors, accompanied by a short upper lip than patients achieving attractive posed frontal smiles.
Keywords: Frontal posed smiles; Cephalometric analysis.
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