Facial and dental congenital malformations in horses are not uncommon.

Many foals are born with overjet and may eventually develop what is called a parrot mouth.

Early identification of malocclusions including displaced teeth is crucial to allow for early correction.

Foals can be fitted with dental braces to correct malocclusions and prevent issues with their dentition in the long term. In older horses with a mature skeleton more advanced surgical interventions can allow realignment of the malocclusions