Orthodontics and Genetics

Alexandre R. Vieira

Introduction: Genetics has been suggested as an explanation for the etiology of malocclusions, although some questions, due to the perception that genetic inheritance is tied to a monogenic or Mendelian form of inheritance. Objective: This paper describes the inheritance of malocclusions, highlighting the areas of knowledge where research has explored mechanisms that explain deviations in patterns of craniofacial growth. Conclusion: Malocclusions have a complex or multifactorial pattern of inheritance, where more than one gene is involved in the development of the phenotype. There is also the possibility that the environment influences malocclusions.

Keywords: Genetics. Myosins. Stature. Malocclusion. Genomics.

How to cite: Vieira AR. Orthodontics and Genetics. Dental Press J Orthod. 2019 Mar-Apr;24(2):92-7. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1590/2177-6709.24.2.092-097.sar

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