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Malocclusion

Malocclusion

Title:
Malocclusion in Children with Special Needs

Description:
Malocclusion, a poor fit between the upper and lower teeth, and crowding of teeth occur frequently in people with developmental disabilities. Teeth that are crowded or out of alignment are more difficult to keep clean, contributing to periodontal disease and dental caries.

Credit:
NIDCR publication:
Oral Conditions in Children With Special Needs: A Guide for Health Care Providers

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This page last updated: February 26, 2014