Buccal corridors and smile esthetics.

  title={Buccal corridors and smile esthetics.},
  author={Theodore E Moore and Karin A Southard and John S. Casko and Fang Qian and Thomas E. Southard},
  journal={American journal of orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics : official publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, its constituent societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics},
  volume={127 2},
  pages={208-13; quiz 261}
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of buccal corridors on smile attractiveness when judged by lay persons. MATERIAL Full-face color slides of 10 randomly selected smiling subjects (5 women, 5 men) were digitized. The maxillary posterior dentitions for all subjects were digitally altered to produce a range of smile fullness: narrow (28% buccal corridor), medium-narrow (22% buccal corridor), medium (15% buccal corridor), medium-broad (10% buccal corridor), and… CONTINUE READING