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Brachygnathism

Brachygnathism or Parrot Mouth as it is often called, refers to uneven alignment of the upper and lower teeth. In serious cases, the upper teeth protrude beyond the lower teeth. Problem with parrot mouth occur if the molars at the back of the mouth are also uneven, resulting in large hooks forming on the upper molars and the rear of the lower back molars. Horses with parrot mouth often require dental treatment at least every six months to remove the hooks and maintain alignment.

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