Objectives: To ascertain if there has been a change in the frequency of appearance of maxillary midline diastema in two leading women's fashion magazines over a decade. Methods: Two observers counted the frequency of maxillary midline diastema that appeared in Caucasian female models featured in British Vogue and Glamour (UK). Results: An increase in the frequency of maxillary midline diastema appearing in both publications was observed between 2003 and 2012. Conclusions: This change may indicate an increase in the acceptance of the maxillary midline diastema, which may in turn, influence orthodontic and aesthetic dentistry treatment planning.
|Journal||Journal of Orthodontics|
|Publication status||Published - 12 Feb 2014|