GENETICS IN ORTHODONTICS - A REVIEW
Dr. Zain Patel, Dr. Ifzah* and Dr. Sheikh Habibullah
Genetics is derived from the Ancient Greek word genetikos. Genetic mechanisms predominate during development and therefore genetic factors must be considered in the etiology of malocclusions. Genetic factors playing a predominant role in the etiology of malocclusion is backed up by population studies, especially family and twin studies. 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.
Keywords: Genetics, syndromes, malocclusion.
[Full Text Article]