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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 7  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 18

Legan-burstone soft tissue profile values in a circassian adult sample

1 Department of Orthodontics, The Dental Boutique DMCC, Private Pracice, Dubai, UAE
2 Department of Clinical Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Ajman University, Ajman, UAE

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Dr. Amjad Al Taki
Department of Orthodontics, The Dental Boutique DMCC, Private Pracice, P. O. Box 10462, Dubai
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jos.JOS_27_18

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OBJECTIVE: To determine the mean soft tissue facial profile for Circassian adults as determined by Legan–Burstone cephalometric analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 71 lateral cephalometric radiographs for nongrowing Circassian adults with normal occlusion were traced and accurately measured. RESULTS: With regard to facial form analysis, Circassian adults showed higher facial convexity angle, retruded mandible, and obtuse lower face–throat angle. When compared with lip form norms, Circassians showed increased nasolabial angle, deeper mentolabial sulcus, and increased maxillary incisor exposure. Comparison between men and women showed that mentolabial sulcus depth was significantly increased in Circassian men compared with Circassian women. CONCLUSION: The results of this study showed that soft tissue facial profiles for Circassians and Caucasians are different in certain values. Such differences should be taken into account when formulating a treatment plan for Circassian patients seeking orthodontic treatment and orthognathic surgery.

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