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Teeth

Many people with Marfan syndrome have narrow jaws and a high-arched palate, which can create dental (tooth) and orthodontic (alignment) problems.

There is limited research regarding specific management of the orthodontic problems commonly seen in people with Marfan syndrome, but seeking orthodontic care is an important part of Marfan syndrome management, particularly in children.

People with mitral valve prolapse and artificial heart valves are at risk for endocarditis (infection of the heart and heart valves) when they have dental work, and should follow the recommendations regarding endocarditis prophylaxis.

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Teeth in Marfan syndrome