Review Article
Volume 21 Issue 5 - 2022
Early Signs of Malocclusion that Require Early Referral from the General Dental Practitioner

Mohamad Safoan Kiche1*, Abed Al Hameed Ajam Oghli2, Simon Chummar3, Yazan Jahjah4, Mohamad Hani Nouri Dalati5 and Fabio Savastano6

1Consultant Pediatric Dentist at Al Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Al Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

2Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Tajmeel Specialized Medical Center, Abu Dhabi, UAE

3Specialist Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, Zayed Military Hospital, Abu Dhabi, UAE

4Assistant Professor and Head of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics Department, Tartous University, SAR

5Consultant Orthodontist and Medical Director at Tajmeel Specialized Medical Center, Al Dar HQ, Abu Dhabi, UAE

6ICNOG (International College of Neuromuscular Orthodontics and Gnathology), Italy

*Corresponding Author: Mohamad Safoan Kiche, Consultant Pediatric Dentist at Al Hada Armed Forces Hospital, Al Taif, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 09, 2022;; Published: April 27, 2022


Early signs of malocclusion, if picked up by the general practitioner, will save the child several lengthy and complex treatments later on in life. 

An account of common anomalies of teeth form, shape, size, position, number, development, prolonged retention, and early shedding of primary teeth among others, will be given in this article; to help the general practitioner to spot the early signs of malocclusion and to act or to refer to the Specialist for advice/treatment before the severity and complexity of the case increases. 

These developmental anomalies can affect both the primary and the permanent dentitions and their etiological factors are complex and very often are of a genetic, environmental, and multifactorial origin. If not picked up early, they might require surgical interventions and complex treatment approaches and might end up with limited results and higher risks.

Some common interceptive approaches have been included with brief overviews of the actual treatments and the etiological factors involved in the development of such anomalies.

In this article, we are aiming at shedding some light on a few common features of Malocclusion that is necessary to be observed and detected early in the early/mixed dentition stages, in order to help avoiding complex treatments later in life. 


Keywords: Early Signs; Malocclusion; General Dental Practitioner


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Citation: Mohamad Safoan Kiche., et al. “Early Signs of Malocclusion for the General Dental Practitioner”. EC Dental Science 21.5 (2022): 36-64.

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