Genetic Influence on Malocclusion

C. Sujana Dhevi*, A. Praveen Kumar**, Thalaimalai Saravanan***


Genetics is derived from the Greek word 'gene' which means 'to become'. Malocclusions seem to be highly inheritable, which has been proved by twin and triplet studies. Recent advances in Genetics, like the Human Genome Project and Personalized Orthodontics, help the orthodontist to shift the emphasis in diagnosis and treatment planning from a wholly phenotypic or clinical perspective to greater consideration of a patient's genotype.


Genetics, Malocclusion, Gene, Human Genome Project, Personalized Orthodontics, Genotype.

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