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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014, Article ID 301501, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/301501
Review Article

Age Changes of Jaws and Soft Tissue Profile

1Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Manubhai Patel Dental College & Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Vadodara, Gujarat 390011, India
2Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Manubhai Patel Dental College & Hospital and Oral Research Institute, Vadodara, Gujarat 390011, India
3Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Manipal College of Dental Sciences, Manipal, Karnataka 576104, India

Received 25 July 2014; Accepted 3 November 2014; Published 20 November 2014

Academic Editor: Mehmet Ozgur Sayin

Copyright © 2014 Padmaja Sharma et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Age-related changes of jaws and soft tissue profile are important both for orthodontists and general dentists. Mouth profile is the area which is manipulated during dental treatment. These changes should be planned in accordance with other components of facial profile to achieve ultimate aim of structural balance, functional efficacy, and esthetic harmony. Through this paper, the authors wish to discuss age changes of the hard and soft tissues of human face which would help not only the orthodontists but also oral surgeons, prosthodontists, pedodontists, and general dentists.