J. Anat. Soc. India 52(1) 74-80 (2003)
J Anat. Soc. India 52(1) 74-80 (2003)
Anatomy of ‘A Beautiful Face & Smile’
Patnaik, V.V.G; * Singla Rajan, K; **Bala Sanju.
Department of Anatomy, Govt. Medical College, Patiala. * Department of Anatomy, Govt. Medical college, Amritsar **Department
of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, SGRD Dental Collage, Amritser. INDIA.
Abstract. — ``A thing of beauty is a joy for ever’’ is a common saying. But what is beauty ? It is that which gives the highest degree
of pleasure to the mind & suggests that object of delight approximates to one's conception of an ideal. Standards for measuring beauty are
actually comparison of everything you have experienced. In the era of so many beauty peagants, involvement of anatomists and esthetic
dentists in defining the beauty is well understood. The authors in the present article have reviewed the various anatomical parameters for
assessing a beautiful face and a beautiful smile. These may be of help to anatomists, dentists and of course to aspirants.
Key words : Beauty, Beautiful face, Smile, Anatomy
J. Anat. Soc. India 51(1) 3-5 (2003)
Beauty is that ‘‘which gives the highest degree
of pleasure to the senses or to the mind and
suggests that the object of delight approximates
one’s conception of an ideal.’’ (Webster, 1988) Ever
since primitive people first smeared their faces and
bodies with pigments from the earth and admired
the result, the quest for beauty has been expressed
by every human culture.
Standards of Beauty :
The human brain works much like a computer,
storing information and recalling it at a later time.
Standards for measuring beauty are actually a
compilation and comparison of everything you have
seen or experienced. When you look at a flower and
think. ‘‘That’s beautiful,’’ in your mind’s eye you are
comparing your response to this flower in relative
terms to every other flower you have seen. The
same is true when you look at a smile.
It is true that standards of beauty change over
time and across cultures. Membe