Performance Bite Equilibration & Alignment

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Dorsal Curvature ​(frown)

DEFINITION - Outer corner upper incisors grow longer relative to outer lower incisors.

Causes -  May occur when deciduous caps are  retained on lower corner incisors preventing normal growth of permanent incisors. Often occurs from cribbing, stall vices and deciduous trauma. Can occur due to abnormal chewing secondary to molar malocclusions

RESULTING PROBLEMS - Inhibits horse from chewing freely often resulting in improper and excessive molar wear.

SOLUTION - Reduce length of upper corner and lower central incisors to allow free side to side movement.