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Smile analysis: A review Part I

Suchita Madhukar Tarvade (Daokar), Gauri Agrawal


The main objective of any aesthetic dental treatment is obtaining a beautiful smile. The integral parts of any individual are smile. But still smile is little discussed. The key elements of orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning are smile analysis and smile design over the last decade. According to Hulsey, “Smile is one of the most effective means by which people convey their emotions.” Evaluating beauty is always subjective. Hence, we need to find adequate tools to overcome the challenge of this subjectivity. This article deals with various aspects of smile analysis and the recent trends in recording, analyzing, and improving a smile.


Smile; smile analysis; smile designing

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