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Tongue thrust

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Tongue thrust is defined as a condition in which the tongue makes contact with any teeth anterior to the molars during swallowing. Etiology of tongue thrust Fletcher has proposed the following factors as being the cause for tongue thrusting. Genetic factors: They are specific anatomic or neuromuscular variations in the oro-facial region that can precipitate […]

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The local factors responsible (Etiology of malocclusion) to produce a localized effect confined to one or more adjacent or opposing teeth. Anomalies in Number of Teeth in etiology of malocclusion In order to achieve good occlusion, the normal number of teeth should be present. Presence of extra teeth or absence of one or more teeth […]

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Classification of malocclusion

The Classification of Malocclusion has been done by many and is given in detail below: Angle’s System of classification of malocclusion Edward Angle introduced a system of classifying malocclusion in the year 1899. Angle’s classification is still in use after almost 100 years of its introduction due to its simplicity of application. Basis for Angle’s […]

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Malocclusion

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Malocclusion

Malocclusion can present itself in numerous ways. Classification involves the grouping together of various malocclusion into simpler or smaller groups. In order to have a system of classification, standards should be set up that represent normalcy. The deviations from the accepted norms should also be grouped into various smaller divisions or categories. The advantages of […]

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During the 1970’s, andrews six keys to normal occlusion came forward after studying models of 120 patients with ideal occlusion. Andrews considered the presence of these features essential to achieve an optimal occlusion. Andrews six keys to normal  occlusion are considered under the following headings: 1. Molar inter-arch relationship 2. Mesio-distal crown angulation 3. Labio-lingual […]

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Disclusion

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The term disclusion is used to describe dis-occlusion or separation of nonfunctional posterior teeth during eccentric motions of the jaw. Disclusion of posterior teeth is brought about by condylar guidance and incisal guidance Condylar guidance refers to the downward movement of both the condyles along the slopes of the articular eminence during protrusive movements leading […]

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Pedodontics

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Child is nature’s most benevolent creation. The child is not just a miniature adult but a dynamic organism undergoing constant mental, physical and emotional changes. Pedodontics is the branch of dentistry concerned with providing comprehensive dental care and treatment for the child patient, making it the most satisfying and rewarding type of dentistry. The Pediatric […]

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Forensic dentistryor Forensic odontology is one of the most rapidly developing branch of forensic medicine and forensic science. This is mainly due to the immense importance of dental evidence in the identification of victims of mass disaster, abuse or organized crimes. A comprehensive understanding of this science is absolutely necessary for the Pedodontists as they […]

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