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Premature babies often have problems with bite

August 11 2008

Premature babies are more likely than those born at term, there are problems with malocclusion. This conclusion Swedish researchers from the Dental Institute in the city of Malmo. Their observations will be published in the September issue of International Journal of Angle Orthodontist, RIA-Novosti.

Study of Swedish scientists is unique because it explains the connection between premature infants and development of their jaw joints. Under the supervision of scientists from 2002 to 2005, there were three groups of children aged from eight to ten years. One group consisted of children born around the 28 th week of pregnancy, to another - from 29 th to 32 th week, and the third - matured full-term children.

Observations showed that 52% of premature babies need when they reach eight to ten years to correct the bite. Among children born in due time, to help doctors needed about 37% of patients.

While researchers can not explain why the early born children face the problems of occlusion. We can only conclude that premature babies in his ten years in comparison with their peers born at term still weigh less, have less volume of the head and lower the upper jaw.

Experts believe that the correction of malocclusion of children must be addressed as soon as possible. When children are eight or ten years, at this age is easier to make adjustments to their growth, and it takes a minimum cost.

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