Comparison between Obando´s anthropometric formula and Mondelli´s formula to estimate central incisor width.

Sara Belen Rodríguez, Gustavo Alberto Obando-Pereda


Objective: to compare Mondelli’s formula with Obando’s anthropometric formula in order to determine the mesiodistal width of maxillary central incisor. Materials and Methods: 100 adults (50 women) were selected. The mesiodistal width of maxillary central incisor was measured. Maximum smile was used for Mondelli’s formula. Interalar distance and longitudinal axis of the ear were used for Obando’s formula. Correlations and differences between estimates of both formulas and the actual mesiodistal width of the central incisor were estimated. Results: Obando’s formula presented a strong correlation (r=0.8846) with the mesiodistal width, with no statistically significant differences between the two measures (p>0.05). Mondelli’s formula presented a moderate negative correlation with the mesiodistal width (r=-0.3401) and a statistically significant difference with respect to the mesiodistal width (p<0.0001), in both men and women. Conclusion: Obando’s formula estimated more accurately the mesiodistal width of the central incisor in comparison to Mondelli’s formula in the Peruvian population.


dental esthetic; incisor; anthropometry.


Ahila SC, Vaishnavi P, Muthu Kumar B. Comparative Evaluation of Maxillary and Mandibular Anterior Teeth Width with the Length of Index and Little Finger. J Indian Prosthodont Soc. 2014;14(3):215–8.

Azimi M, Dinparvar M, Teimourian H, Farhadian M. Evaluating Recurring Esthetic Dental Proportion (RED) and Golden Proportion in Natural Dentition. Avicenna J Dent Res. 2016;InPress(InPress):e30267.

Van der Geld P, Oosterveld P, Kuijpers-Jagtman AM. Age-related changes of the dental aesthetic zone at rest and during spontaneous smiling and speech. Eur J Orthod. 2008;30(4):366–73.

Al-Kaisy N, Garib BT. Selecting maxillary anterior tooth width by measuring certain facial dimensions in the Kurdish population. J Prosthet Dent. 2016;115(3):329–34.

Sandeep N, Satwalekar P, Srinivas S, Reddy CS, Reddy GR, Reddy BA. An Analysis of Maxillary Anterior Teeth Dimensions for the Existence of Golden Proportion: Clinical Study. J Int Oral Health. 2015;7(9):18–21.

Arun Kumar KV, Gupta SH, Sandhu HS. Determination of mesiodistal width of maxillary anterior teeth using inner canthal distance. Med J Armed Forces India. 2015;71(Suppl 2):S376–81.

Mahesh P, Srinivasa Rao P, Pavan T, Shalini K. An in vivo clinical study of facial measurements for anterior teeth selection. Ann Essences Dent. 2012;4(1):1–6.

Mishra MK, Singh RK, Suwal P, Parajuli PK, Shrestha P, Baral D. A comparative study to find out the relationship between the inner inter-canthal distance, interpupillary distance, inter-commissural width, inter-alar width, and the width of maxillary anterior teeth in Aryans and Mongoloids. Clin Cosmet Investig Dent. 2016;8:29–34.

Levin EI. Dental esthetics and the golden proportion. J Prosthet Dent. 1978;40(3):244–52.

McLaren EA, Garber DA, Figueira J. The Photoshop Smile Design technique (part 1): digital dental photography. Compend Contin Educ Dent. 2013;34(10):772–4.

Mondelli J. Estética e cosmética em clínica integrada restauradora. São Paulo: Quintessence; 2003.

Francischone AC, Mondelli J. A ciência da beleza do sorriso. R Dental Press Estét, Maringá 2007;4(2):97–106.

Alsulaimani FF, Batwa W. Incisors’ proportions in smile esthetics. J Orthod Sci. 2013;2(3):109–12.

Orozco-Varo A, Arroyo-Cruz G, Martínez-de-Fuentes R, Jiménez-Castellanos E. Biometric analysis of the clinical crown and the width/length ratio in the maxillary anterior region. J Prosthet Dent. 2015;113(6):565–70.e2.

Vadavadagi SV, Hombesh MN, Choudhury GK, Deshpande S, Anusha CV, Murthy DK. Variation in Size and Form between Left and Right Maxillary Central Incisor Teeth. J Int Oral Health. 2015;7(2):33–6.

Carrilho EVP. Reabilitações Estéticas Complexas Baseadas na Proporção Aúrea. Rev Port Estomatol Cir Maxilofac. 2007;48(1):43–53.

Kusugal P, Ruttonji Z, Gowda R, Rajpurohit L, Lad P, Ritu . Three-dimensional facial analyses of Indian and Malaysian women. Contemp Clin Dent. 2015;6(3):332–6.

Huentequeo-Molina C, Navarro P, Vásquez B, Olate S. Análisis Facial, Dentario y Radiográfico de la Normalidad Facial: Estudio Piloto en 29 Mujeres. Int J Morphol. 2013;31(1):150–5.

Zacharopoulos GV, Manios A, De Bree E, Kau CH, Petousis M, Zacharopoulou I, Kouremenos N. Neoclassical facial canons in young adults. J Craniofac Surg. 2012;23(6):1693–8.

Sadacharan CM. Evaluation of various facial anthropometric proportion in indian american women. Rev Argent Anat Clin. 2016;8(1):10–7.

Full Text: PDF


  • There are currently no refbacks.

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.

Corresponding: Facultad de Odontología, Universidad de Concepción, Chile. Roosevelt 1550, Concepción, Chile. Phone +56-41-2204232 - Fax +56-41-2243311- Mailbox 160-C, Concepción, Chile. E-mail