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Using artificial intelligence to evaluate the impact of orthognathic therapy on apparent age and facial attractiveness

Domino Bernini-Hodel and Eirikur Agustsson and Radu Timofte and Stefan Affolter and Raphael Patcas
The 93rd European Orthodontic Society Congress (EOS 2017)
Switzerland, June 2017

Abstract

Improvement of facial appearance is one of the prime reasons why patients seek orthognathic treatment. While it is extremely difficult to quantify beauty, artificial intelligence enables the estimation of attractiveness (i.e. characterizing the attractiveness of particular facial traits) and of apparent age from a single face image. The aim of this study was to apply an established and validated algorithm on facial images of orthognathic patients before and after therapy, in order to assess the impact of orthodontic-orthognathic treatment on apparent age and facial attractiveness. Orthognathic therapy changes facial features and, especially in females, makes the face appear younger. Facial attractiveness, as assessed with artificial intelligence, however, seems to remain unaffected. Potential patients for orthognathic therapy should be made aware of this fact.


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@InProceedings{eth_biwi_01365,
  author = {Domino Bernini-Hodel and Eirikur Agustsson and Radu Timofte and Stefan Affolter and Raphael Patcas},
  title = {Using artificial intelligence to evaluate the impact of orthognathic therapy on apparent age and facial attractiveness},
  booktitle = {The 93rd European Orthodontic Society Congress (EOS 2017)},
  year = {2017},
  month = {June},
  keywords = {}
}