Facial Harmony: Standards for Orthognathic Surgery and Orthodontics presents a system of esthetic diagnosis to achieve profile harmony, while preserving the characteristics of the individual facial contour. Every facial type has acceptable ranges of variation in the vertical and sagittal directions; outside these ranges, disharmony occurs. The book focuses on all parts of the facial profile, not merely the subnasal part, and on external (soft tissue) landmarks rather than skeletal landmarks.
The author's position is that each patient has his or her own harmonious form and that a Renaissance ideal should not be imposed. The standards for harmony presented offer specific guidelines for maxillofacial surgical specialists and orthodontists involved in the diagnosis and treatment of facial discordance.