Relationship of intercommissure width with buccal corridor display during social smile

  • Afeef Umar Zia BDS, FCPS, MOrth RCS Ed; Associate Professor and Head, Department of Orthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi.
  • Amjad Mahmood BDS, FDS RCS Ed; Principal, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi.
  • Kausar Ilyas BDS, FCPS; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Margalla Institute of Health Sciences, Rawalpindi.
  • Abdul Jabbar BDS, FCPS, FFD RCSI; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Institute of Dentistry, Liaquat University of Medical and Health Sciences, Jamshoro
  • Amber Farooque Ghauri BDS, FCPS; Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Abbottabad International Medical Institute, Abbottabad.
  • Syed Rizwan Shah BDS, FCPS, MOrth RCS Ed; Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics, Women Medical and Dental College, Abbottabad.
  • Sidra Aamir BDS, MSc; Associate Professor. Department of Dental Materials, Foundation University College of Dentistry. Islamabad.
Keywords: Soft tissue paradigm, divine proportions, smile analysis

Abstract

Introduction: Smile frame work is determined by the position, shape, shade of the teeth; texture, colour and lines of the gingiva and the lips. Many features are said to increase the pleasing effect of a smile or they render beauty to a smile e.g. consonance in a smile, appropriate gingival display, harmonious gingival scaffolding, colorful gingiva, minimal buccal corridors, appropriate incisal show during smiling and so on. Having minimal buccal corridors is a preferred esthetic feature for both men and women. The purpose of this study was to establish the correlation between inter-commissure width and the buccal corridor area show of a patient during posed smile.
Material and Methods: A sample of 147 patients was selected through non-probability consecutive sampling. Pictures were taken in the same environment for every patient. Inter-pupillary distance and the inter-commissure width at rest were measured on the frontal photographs and were compared.
Results: The correlation analysis with Pearson correlation showed that the correlation of buccal corridor area show (in mm on frontal smile) with inter-commissure width was not statistically significant.
Conclusions: There was an insignificant association between inter-commissure width and buccal corridor space during smiling.

Published
2020-01-30
How to Cite
Zia, A. U., Mahmood, A., Ilyas, K., Jabbar, A., Ghauri, A. F., Shah, S. R., & Aamir, S. (2020). Relationship of intercommissure width with buccal corridor display during social smile. Pakistan Orthodontic Journal, 11(2), 61-65. Retrieved from https://poj.org.pk/index.php/poj/article/view/270
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