Causes of MALOCCLUSION: Dental & Arch problems

An introduction to the etiology of malocclusion, starting with dental & arch problems.

Malocclusion is most often hereditary. This mean the condition is passed down through families. It may be caused by a difference between the size of the upper and lower jaws or between jaw and tooth size, which results in overcrowding or abnormal bite patterns. 

The shape of the jaws or birth defects such as cleft lip and palate may also be reasons for malocclusion. (Medline Plus)

► See also: BOOK: The Cause and Cure of Malocclusion - Prof John Mew