2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part F
Genetics and Orthodontics
AUTHOR(S): Abu-Hussein Muhamad and Nezar Watted
Growth is the combined result of interaction between several genetic and environmental factors over time and malocclusion is a manifestation of genetic and environmental interaction on the development of the orofacial region. It is important to consider genetic factors in orthodontic diagnosis, in order to understand the cause of existing problem, which may also have an infl uence on the fi nal outcome of orthodontic treatment. Generally, malocclusions with a genetic cause are thought to be less amenable to treatment than those with an environmental cause. Greater the genetic component, worse the prognosis for a successful outcome by means of orthodontics intervention. Knowing the relative infl uence of genetic and environmental factors would greatly enhance the clinician’s ability to treat malocclusions successfully.
Orthodontists maybe interested in genetics to help understand why a patient has a particular occlusion and consideration of genetic factors is an essential element of diagnosis that underlines virtually all the dentofacial anomalies.
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How to cite this article:
Abu-Hussein Muhamad, Nezar Watted. Genetics and Orthodontics. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):384-390.