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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.8.NQ22267

Appraising of Genetic Inheritance in Craniofacial Complex- An Asset to Orthodontists

DhruvAhuja, Nidhin Philip Jose


Nowadays there is an increase in number of people undergoing orthodontic treatment as their main concern is related to the discrepancy of craniofacial complex which is hampering facial aesthetics along with other functional and structural issues. As orthodontists play a vital role in transforming craniofacial complex and successful treatment depends on appropriate diagnosis of the cause. Genomics is the science associated with identification of various discrepancies in craniofacial complex and allows orthodontists to better understand the genetic inheritance and its pattern which is affecting the development of craniofacial complex. A scrupulous knowledge of underlying genes also helps in determining phenotype-genotype relation which in turn aids in diagnosing craniofacial biology and evolution. Hence, this review aims to provide contemporary correlation between genetics and its importance in orthodontics.


Craniofacial anomalies, malocclusion, genetic inheritance, orthodontics

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