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To conduct a successful orthodontic treatment, we must understand a key concept and fundamental: aesthetics. Despite being a concept extremely subjective and influenced by culture, there are some features we can evaluate. An optimal smile is characterized by an upper lip that reach the gingival margins, with a curve or straight up between the philtrum and the corners, a line coincident with the upper incisal edge of lower lip minimal or absent negative spaces; commissural line and frontal occlusal plane parallel to the pupil, and some gum and dental components harmoniously integrated. Only when individualized and developed treatment plans for each patient, we can obtain acceptable aesthetic results.

Ginna Bayona, Universidad del Valle. Cali, Colombia.

Estudiante Postgrado de Ortodoncia, Escuela de Odontología

Casas, A., & Bayona, G. (2017). Aesthetics in orthodontics. Revista Estomatología, 18(2), 33–38. https://doi.org/10.25100/re.v18i2.5716
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