Tooth evolution and its effect on the malocclusion in modern human dentition
Modern humans' orofacial complex and the masticatory system evolved from their ancestors to the current state of hominins. Malocclusion in modern humans has been predicted as a result of tooth evolution linked to food consumption and processing. Tooth evolution affects the incisor-canine complex that lies behind the upper arch, decreases pneumatization of the frontal sinuses, moves the temporomandibular joints forward, and reduces jaw size. These changes cause the dentition to deviate from normal occlusion, resulting in tooth crowding, protrusion, or malposition.
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Kurniawan, A., Chusida, A., Margaretha, M. S., Rizky, B. N., Roosyanto Prakoeswa, B. F. W., Jethani, P. S., Ramadani, I. P., Yudianto, A., & Marya, A. (2022). Tooth evolution and its effect on the malocclusion in modern human dentition. Bulletin of the International Association for Paleodontology, 16(2). Retrieved from https://hrcak.srce.hr/ojs/index.php/paleodontology/article/view/23371