dental malposition

dental malposition

Abnormal location of the teeth with respect to each other or to the mandible or maxilla.
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Hypodontia leads to dental malposition, a lack of development of the alveolar bone (height and width), and periodontal damage as well as functional and aesthetic problems (5).
Tooth agenesis may result in dental malposition, periodontal damage, lack of maxillary and mandibular bone height development, aesthetic and functional consequences4 which can seriously disable a young person both physically and emotionally, sometimes requiring extensive dental and orthodontic treatments.