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DEFINITION - Outer corner of lower incisors grow longer relative to outer upper incisors.
Causes - May occur when deciduous caps are retained on upper corner incisors preventing normal growth of permanent incisors. Can occur due to abnormal chewing secondary to molar malocclusions.
RESULTING PROBLEMS - Inhibits horse from chewing freely side to side often resulting in improper and excessive molar wear.
SOLUTION - Reduce length of upper central incisors and lower corner incisors to allow free side to side movement. Equilibration of the molars is imperative.