General Dentistry – Parrot Mouth

Parrot mouth is often confused with an overbite. The difference is what is affected. Overbite affects the whole jaw causing the misalignment of all cheek teeth. This misalignment creates hooks on the 1st lower and last upper cheek teeth. A parrot mouth only affects the incisor teeth.

They have no problem harvesting pasture because the incisors are not used for biting the grass. Instead, the horse traps the grass between the tongue and upper incisors and then snaps the head downward to break off the plants.

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