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Professional assessment of facial profile attractiveness.
Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005 Aug; 128(2):201-5.AJ

Abstract

INTRODUCTION

The aim of this study was to compare the assessments of Chinese facial profile attractiveness by orthodontists and oral surgeons.

METHODS

The sample comprised 31 dental professionals (20 orthodontists, 11 oral surgeons) in an Asian community. Facial profile photographs and lateral cephalometric radiographs of 2 Chinese adults (1 man, 1 woman) with normal profiles, Class I incisor relationships, and Class I skeletal patterns were digitized. The digital images were modified by altering cephalometric skeletal and dental hard tissue Chinese normative values in increments of 2 standard deviations in the anteroposterior plane to obtain 7 facial profiles for each sex. The images were bimaxillary protrusion, protrusive mandible, retrusive mandible, normal profile (Class I incisor with Class I skeletal pattern), retrusive maxilla, protrusive maxilla, and bimaxillary retrusion. The Mann-Whitney U test was used to determine professional differences in assessment. Multiple regression analysis was performed with age, professional status, sex, and number of years in practice as independent variables.

RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS

A strong correlation was found in the profile assessment between orthodontists and oral surgeons. Normal and bimaxillary retrusive Chinese male and female profiles were judged to be highly attractive by orthodontists and oral surgeons. Chinese male and female profiles with protrusive mandibles were judged the least attractive. There was a difference in professional opinion about the most attractive male profile (P < .05), with orthodontists preferring a flatter profile and oral surgeons preferring a fuller normal Chinese profile. Sex of dental professionals and number of years in clinical practice were found to affect profile rankings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Faculty of Dentistry, National University Hospital, Singapore. pndsj@nus.edu.sgNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16102405

Citation

Soh, Jen, et al. "Professional Assessment of Facial Profile Attractiveness." American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics : Official Publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Its Constituent Societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, vol. 128, no. 2, 2005, pp. 201-5.
Soh J, Chew MT, Wong HB. Professional assessment of facial profile attractiveness. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005;128(2):201-5.
Soh, J., Chew, M. T., & Wong, H. B. (2005). Professional assessment of facial profile attractiveness. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics : Official Publication of the American Association of Orthodontists, Its Constituent Societies, and the American Board of Orthodontics, 128(2), 201-5.
Soh J, Chew MT, Wong HB. Professional Assessment of Facial Profile Attractiveness. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop. 2005;128(2):201-5. PubMed PMID: 16102405.
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