Smile is the best and the most beautiful way to
solve many problems. A perfect smile provides more
self-confidence and inspiration to lead a successful life.
A Dental professional can easily detect the types of
smile discrepancies that outfit one’s appearance.
This study aims to evaluate how well dental
professionals and laypersons can detect the
discrepancies of a smile.
Materials and Methods
Comparative questionnaire survey was conducted
using a Pro-forma which contained demographic data
and 20 altered photographs comparison using the one-
way analysis of variance (ANOVA) test for comparison
between all groups; post hoc test for multiple
comparisons between all the groups was also employed.
Laypersons were more critical in identifying the
discrepancy in crown width and orthodontist showed a
higher threshold level for the unattractive crown length,
dentists were found to be more critical in identifying the
discrepancies in papillary height and less critical in
identifying the midline diastema.
Keywords : Exquisites, Smile, Discrepancies.