Hard- and soft-tissue contributions to the esthetics of the posed smile in growing patients seeking orthodontic treatment.

@article{McNamara2008HardAS,
  title={Hard- and soft-tissue contributions to the esthetics of the posed smile in growing patients seeking orthodontic treatment.},
  author={Laurie McNamara and James A. McNamara and Marc Bernard Ackerman and Tiziano Baccetti},
  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={2008},
  volume={133 4},
  pages={491-9}
}
INTRODUCTION The purpose of this investigation was to broaden the understanding of how various skeletal, dental, and soft-tissue relationships are related to the esthetics of the smile in patients with malocclusions before orthodontic treatment. METHODS Images of the posed smile were captured from digital video clips of 60 growing patients (33 girls, 27 boys) seeking orthodontic treatment; they were judged by panels of laypersons and orthodontists. Discriminant analysis identified… CONTINUE READING