Comparing Orthodontist, Prosthodontist, Dental and Non-Dental Student Views on the Impact of Buccal Corridor on Smile Attractiveness of Women with Different Face Shapes

  • Erfaneh Afsari Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3411-7560
  • Elmira Niksolat Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran. http://orcid.org/0000-0001-8941-1794
  • Sanam Sadeghi rad School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht ,Iran.
  • Ali Moshajari Dept. of Orthodontics, School of Dentistry, Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht, Iran.
  • Ehsan Kazem Nezhad Guilan University of Medical Sciences, Rasht ,Iran.
Keywords: Buccal corridor, Face pattern, Smile attractiveness

Abstract

Objectives Today, creating a balanced and attractive smile is the main goal of treatment in modern orthodontics. The buccal corridor is one of the controversial aspects of the smile attractiveness. The aim of this study was to compare the impact of buccal corridor on smile attractiveness of women with Mesoprosopic, Leptoprosopic, and Euryprosopic face types, from the perspective of orthodontists, prosthodontists, Dental and non-dental students.

Results Orthodontist and non-dental students considered that nearly wide smile for leptoprosopic face shape and wide smile with the minimum buccal corridor for variety of mesoprosopic and euryprosopic face shapes have the most attractiveness (p<0.05). Prosthodontists considered wide and narrow smiles as the least attractive regarding all types of faces (p<0.05).

Conclusion Face shapes did not have a significant impact on the selection of the most attractive smile by prosthodontists, while orthodontists and non-dental students shared a similar view on the selection of the most attractive smile regarding the face shape.

Published
2018-11-11
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Articles