Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2005  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 27--30

Class - III malocclusion: Genetics or environment? A twins study


AK Jena, R Duggal, VP Mathur, H Parkash 
 Department of Dental Surgery All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110029, India

Correspondence Address:
R Duggal
Department of Dental Surgery All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110029
India

Etiology of class-III malocclusion is generally believed to be genetic. A wide range of environmental factors have been suggested as contributing factors for the development of class-III malocclusion. Twin study is one of the most effective methods available for investigating genetically determined variables of malocclusion. Discordancy for class-III malocclusion is a frequent finding in dizygotic twins. However, class-III malocclusion discordancy in monozygotic twins is a rare finding. The purpose of this study of monozygotic twins is to assess the genetic and environmental components of variation within the cranio-dento-facial complex.


How to cite this article:
Jena A K, Duggal R, Mathur V P, Parkash H. Class - III malocclusion: Genetics or environment? A twins study.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2005;23:27-30


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Jena A K, Duggal R, Mathur V P, Parkash H. Class - III malocclusion: Genetics or environment? A twins study. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2005 [cited 2022 Jun 29 ];23:27-30
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