Ali Altug Bicakci

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

Publications

  • Research   
    Factors Affecting Smile Attractiveness: An Eye Tracking Study
    Author(s): Murat Celikdelen* and Ali Altug Bicakci

    Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of the buccal corridor width, gingival display, and upper midline deviation on smile aesthetics. Methods: A frontal posed smile photograph (reference photograph) of a young female was rearranged using digital imaging software to produce artificially created photographs that exhibited different buccal corridor widths, midline deviations, and gingival displays. A total of 21 images were obtained with reference photograph. While an eye tracking device was recording, each image was evaluated and assigned aesthetic scores by 16 laypeople (8 males, 8 female). A total of 336 laypeople participated in the study. A 5-point Likert scale was used for scoring. One-way ANOVA, Welch's T-test, Tukey’s HSD test, and Tamhane's T2 test were used for statistical analysis. P values of less tha.. Read More»

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