Familial trends in palatal canines, anomalous lateral incisors, and related phenomena.

  title={Familial trends in palatal canines, anomalous lateral incisors, and related phenomena.},
  author={Yael Zilberman and Bernice Cohen and Adrian Becker},
  journal={European journal of orthodontics},
  volume={12 2},
Our previous studies have established a strong link between small, peg-shaped and missing lateral incisors, and palatally-displaced maxillary canine teeth. Since these anomalies of lateral incisor development are known to be under strong genetic control, the hypothesis was that first degree relatives of patients with palatal canines would themselves show a raised prevalence of the anomalies. The present study also investigated a possible link between palatal canines and lateness in development… CONTINUE READING

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