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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 49-54

Smile analysis in orthodontics

Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

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Sapna Singla
Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh
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DOI: 10.4103/0976-6944.136836

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In the recent years, esthetics has become the primary consideration for the patients seeking orthodontic treatment. Although ideal occlusion should be the primary functional goal of orthodontics, the esthetic outcome is also critical for patient satisfaction and therefore essential to the overall treatment objectives. Hence, orthodontic treatment must incorporate various esthetic elements of smile to achieve desirable results. The article describes the principles of smile analysis, that should be considered during orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning.

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