Parameters of smile esthetics

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Mohit S. Patil, Rajiv Ahluwalia, Parvinder Kaur Bindra, Tina Chugh


An attractive smile helps in the improvement of a patient's appearance and self-confidence. A harmony between teeth and soft tissue produces the most attractive and esthetic smile. A detailed study of orthodontic parameters of smile esthetics adds an important dimension to analyzing the results of orthodontic treatment.

This article discusses salient features of the Ideal smile, the classification of smile esthetics, how to record smile, analysis of smile esthetics, and studies done regarding the comparison of smiles of patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment with that of untreated patients, and patients who have undergone orthodontic treatment with extraction versus non-extraction and conclusion.

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