Supernumerary Teeth


What Is Supernumerary?

Photo by mmmcrafts Have you heard the term supernumerary before? Supernumerary (hyperdontia) is an extra copy of one or more teeth. It occurs most common in people with a cleft palate or cleft lip, but can also be due to the environment, genes, or injuries. Usually, it is recommended to have supernumerary teeth removed and orthodontic treatment started. The removal of teeth is necessary for a normal bite relationship between the upper and lower arches. There are also cases where […]