Cleidocranial Dysostosis And Your Child's Teeth: What Parents Need To Know

It's not particularly common for a child to be diagnosed with cleidocranial dysostosis, and the condition is only seen in approximately one out of a million people. The condition affects bone and dental development, and many people with cleidocranial dysostosis have poorly-developed collarbones, with the final closing of their skull (anterior fontanelle) often delayed, as opposed to happening during infancy. Abnormal dental development is a hallmark of the condition, and it's likely that your child will need various forms of dentistry to give them an appropriate level of dental functionality.