Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00002706
Title: A review on smile arc - An orthodontist’s perspective
Category: Pharmacology
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    Smile is one of the most important features of face contributes to the facial esthetics and also plays a significant role in personality development and social interaction. There are eight major components of a smile - lip line, smile arc, upper lip curvature, smile symmetry, lateral negative space, frontal occlusal plane, dental components, and gingival components. These components determine an attractive smile. A smile analysis can be conducted for better understanding of smile in the following sequence: General facial analysis, dentofacial analysis, dentolabial analysis, the dentogingival analysis, and finally the esthetic (dental) analysis. To achieve a balanced composition among the elements of the smile, it is important to consider the eight major components in the analysis while planning the orthodontic treatment. The aim of this review article was to explore the smile arc in smile analysis and the important aspects that have to be considered during smile designing. Clinical significance: While the patients visit an orthodontist to correct their unsatisfactory smile, the orthodontists tend to have their mind set on dental correction. Hence, it is mandatory that dental occlusion is made to synchronize with the overall orofacial esthetics as a part of smile designing.

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    Nikita Sivakumar1 , K. K. Shantha Sundari 1 *, Shyamala Chandrasekar1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2

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    1Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. K. K. Shantha Sundari, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Velappanchavadi, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Nikita Sivakumar1 , K. K. Shantha Sundari 1 *, Shyamala Chandrasekar1 , M. P. Santhosh Kumar2

    Title:A review on smile arc - An orthodontist’s perspective
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):10 (Sept [ Special Issue 1 ])
    Year:2018
    Page No: (2630-2635)
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    Methodology:General facial analysis, dentofacial analysis, dentolabial analysis, the dentogingival analysis, and finally the esthetic (dental) analysis
    Research Materials:Smile arc, Smile line

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Components of smile Dental esthetics Orthodontist Smile Smile analysis Smile arc Smile line

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