Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Arnett’s Soft Tissue Cephalometric Norms For Himachali Ethnic Population

 Aggarwal  Isha, Singla Anil , Saini Sukhraj, Mahajan Vivek

ABSTRACT

Introduction: The modern society considers facial attractiveness as an important physical attribute. The great variance in soft-tissue drape of the human face complicates accurate assessment of the soft-tissue profile and it is a known fact that facial features of different ethnic groups differ significantly. This study was undertaken to establish norms for Himachali ethnic population. Methods: The sample comprised lateral cephalograms taken in natural head position of 100 normal subjects (50 males, 50 females). The cephalograms were analyzed by Arnett soft tissue cephalometric analysis for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning. The Student t test was used to compare the means of the 2 groups. Results: Statistically significant differences were found between Himachali males and females in certain key parameters. Males have thicker soft-tissue structures and a more acute nasolabial angle than females. Males have longer faces, and females have greater interlabial gap and maxillary incisor exposure. Males have more deep-set facial structures than females. Compared with other ethnic groups, Himachali subjects have more deep-set midfacial structures and more protrusive dentitions. Conclusions: Statistically significant differences were found between Himachali males and females in certain key parameters. Differences were also noted between other ethnic groups and Himachali faces.

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