Esthetic perception of black spaces between maxillary central incisors by different age groups.

@article{Pithon2013EstheticPO,
  title={Esthetic perception of black spaces between maxillary central incisors by different age groups.},
  author={Matheus Pithon and Georgia Wanderley Bastos and Nathallye Silva Miranda and Tamires Sampaio and Tarcisio Pereira Ribeiro and Leonard Euler Andrade Gomes do Nascimento and Raildo da Silva Coqueiro},
  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},
  year={2013},
  volume={143 3},
  pages={371-5}
}
INTRODUCTION The aim of this research was to evaluate esthetic perceptions of the smile, especially regarding black spaces between the maxillary central incisors, by laypersons in 3 age groups. METHODS Photographs were digitally manipulated to simulate black spaces in the region of the maxillary central incisor crenations. The images were printed on photographic paper and attached to a questionnaire that was given to 150 laypersons in 3 age groups: 15 to 19, 35 to 44, and 65 to74 years. They… CONTINUE READING

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