Heredity of orthodontic anomalies

Authors: Miroslava Švábová 1;  Jaroslav Racek 2;  Marie Marková 2
Authors‘ workplace: Ústav biologie a lékařské genetiky 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 1;  Ústav klinické a experimentální stomatologie 1. LF UK a VFN, Praha 2
Published in: Čas. Lék. čes. 2013; 152: 180-184
Category: Review Article


The survey of most common orthodontic anomalies is given in this article. Authors, utilizing literature data, their own research as well as their therapeutic experience, try to elucidate the role of genetics in determination of dental anomalies and malocclusion. They emphasise the fact that genetically determined orthodontic anomalies are not easy to treat. Retention of treatment result could also be a problem. Occurrence of an anomaly in one member of the family should lead to the examination of other members, especially the young ones.

heredity of orthodontic anomalies – heredity of malocclusion


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