Facial attractiveness may be attributed to lips
competency. Identifying the lip’s position in repose and
the etiological agents behind lips incompetency have a
significant role in orthodontic diagnosis and treatment
planning. The contributing factors include discrepancies
in lips morphology and dimensions, vertical and sagittal
skeletal and dental discrepancies.
Objective of the study
This study evaluates the skeletal, dental, and soft
tissue cephalometric features of patients with
incompetentlips to find the most discriminant features to
the etiology of lip incompetence in the Raichur
Materials and methods
A total of 40 lateral cephalograms collected from
the Raichur population were grouped into control
groups(n=20) and incompetent groups(n=20) and
analysis was performed including 16 linear and angular
measurements to investigate the skeletal, dental, and soft
tissue characteristics of subjects with lip incompetence.
In Raichur population along with dental protrusion
both upper and lower lip length is also significantly
shorter and upper anterior dental height is significantly
larger in incompetent subjects compared to subjectswith
Keywords : Competent Lips, Incompetent Lips, Skeletal, Dental, and Soft Tissue.