Evaluation of different smile parameters in the Turkish population

Keywords: Smile type, smile line, maxillary anterior incisal curve, buccal corridor width


Aim: In the past, patients and dentists thought that the dental aesthetics could only be ensured with modifications on teeth. Together with the latest developments in the smile analysis and aesthetic design, researchers have identified the aesthetics based on facial, oral-facial, dentogingival, and dental components. The aim of this study is to evaluate the smile type (ST), smile line (SL), maxillary incisal line types (ML), and buccal corridor widths (BC) related to the smile aesthetics.

Methodology: A total of 190 individuals (92 males and 98 females) aged between 18 and 25 years, living in different cities of Turkey and studying at Atatürk University, Faculty of Dentistry were included in the study. In the study, the smile types, smile lines, maxillary incisal curvatures and buccal corridor widths of the individuals were examined.

Results: In the young Turkish population, the most common ST in both genders is the commissural smile, and the least common ST is the complex smile. The most common SL is the SL, and the least common SL is the high SL, and it varies by gender. While the most common ML is the convex line in both genders, the least common ML is the reverse incisal line. While the last visible maxillary tooth during the social smile is mostly the maxillary 2nd premolar tooth, it is the maxillary 2nd molar tooth at least.

Conclusion: The incidence of some smile parameters in young Turkish population varies according to gender.


How to cite this article: Köseoğlu M, Özdemir H, Bayındır F. The evaluation of different smile parameters in the Turkish population. Int Dent Res 2018;8(1):1-6.


Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.


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Köseoğlu, M., Özdemir, H., & Bayındır, F. (2018). Evaluation of different smile parameters in the Turkish population. International Dental Research, 8(1), 1-6. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2018.vol8.no1.1